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: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were lotss of choice spotss at 6:30 am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings weren't difficult with the low water levels. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hopefully the treetop blowdown below the loop junction will be removed soon, but it is easy to get through or around. Otherwise the trails are in fine shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: BYOB for the long stretches where no natural water is available. Expect a lot of human and canine company on the trails this time of year especially on weekends. 
Bugs: Hardly any and they weren't biting- yea. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I picked up a few tiny pieces of trash, corners of granola bar wrappers, etc. That's all. 
Comments: This is the third time I've done this loop and the the first time counterclockwise. I think I like this version better, though they each have their pros and cons. The last time I was here was 15 years ago, wow. The 0.1 mile side trail to Shining Rock off the Falling Waters Trail is worth the detour. I had another first on this trip; about a mile and a half in I met up with another hiker who was moving at a very similar pace so we ended up hiking together for the rest of the trip- thanks Heather. Thanks also to people who have been submitting reports on this route for the helpful information. As expected it was a very busy day on these trails. Everyone I encountered seemed to be considerate and well prepared. The viewing conditions were the clearest I've ever seen in July.  
Name: peaksseeker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-02 
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