Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were cars there when we got there and there were cars there when we left.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on Falling Waters were easy to navigate if you took your time and watched your foot placement. Some of the exposed rocks were dry while others had black ice. Used poles for balance without traction and stayed dry.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails are in good condition.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There were a few dogs up on the ridge and they seemed to be doing OK.  
Bugs: No bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
Comments: We did the loop counterclockwise - up Falling Waters and down Old Bridle. While there was ice on both of these trails I think going up Falling Waters was easier than having to come down it. Most in our group used light traction from the water falls on Falling Waters to the last steep descent from the Agonies on Old Bridle. I managed to get to Greenleaf Hut before using mine for the climb down while another in the group went the whole day without needing them. There are still plenty of exposed rocks to step on. There wasn't much snow along the ridge - the wind blew most people f it away, and where it didn't there wasn't much to worry about.  
Name: Michael & Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-11-16 
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