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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 25, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room in the large state park lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossings on the Falling Waters Trail were not difficult. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition except at the outset where the Irene damage is still evident. There were two or three fallen trees on the Falling Waters Trail but they were easy to get by. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog who was doing well on the trail 
Bugs
Bugs: A few seen down low but were not a bother 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The snow and frozen slush surfaces on the Falling Waters Trail and Old Bridle Path were very solid so no flotation required. Even the surfaces on either side of the monorail were also rock hard. I would recommend MicroSpikes or some other traction due to the slipperiness of the surface. I ended up carrying the snowshoes for the whole hike. The steeper areas alongside Cloudland Falls required caution even with traction. The Franconia Ridge and most of the Greenleaf Trail did not require any traction as the was a lot of dry ledges, rocks, dirt, mud, and a few short stretches of snow.
Saw an AMC worker at the Greenleaf Hut. It is still closed for the season. Met the Harvard U outdoor club and many other hikers. Military jets put on a great aerial show today. Great views from above treeline from Maine to Vermont and all the White Mountains in between.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-25 
Link
Link: http:// 
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