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: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No crowds this time of year, easy parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Recent rainfall has the streams running pretty good again. Rock hopping gets you across Ok 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good conditions 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs were making it up Ok but none were attempting the ridge. High winds and cold temperatures kept the four-legged friends to the lower trails. Saw 6 dogs on Falling Waters trail 
Bugs: None, one of the big advantages of this time of year. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Many unprepared hikers got stuck at Shining Rock trail when the ice required some traction (spikes, crampons, etc...). I saw at least 15 hikers attempt to make it and ended up making a wise decision and turned around and headed down. Even saw a few more unprepared hikers attempt to cross the ridge, which is in full winter conditions, with jeans and light jackets. Folks, winter has arrived above 4,000 feet. Just because its nice and seasonal at the trailhead you need to prepare for what you might be facing.  
Name: Dale Hutchinson 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-11-05 
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