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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, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot was clearing out, i went for sunset 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: everything on FWT is hop able  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: recent clean up on OBP, after the last water crossing on FWT and at the first switchback during the winter people were cutting through and avoiding the switchback, well that has carried through to the mud season......so that needs to stop because that part of the hill is getting severely washed away now. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: vaya had a great time as usual. this was her first real couple of mountains without snow, so lots of omega 3s and glucosamine after the hike. pad wax helps a lot too  
Bugs
Bugs: only swallowed a couple 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found a good time 
 
Comments
Comments: hit the trail at 545 so everyone i saw was heading out. came across one person while on the ridge. trails are in decent shape, however lots of erosion and signs of peeps going off trail making things a lot wider than necessary, and cutting through in parts not needed ( at least wait till everything is fully dry). humid on the way up, but the ridge was breezy and crisp making it perfect. spent most of my time on Lafayette as usual, and watched the sun disappear over the horizon on my way off the summit......superb. minimal trash to pick up which was promising but lots of TP very close to the trail which is disgusting....please bury your poop and at least make an effort to go the proper distance off trail. also got to try out my new black diamond storm headlamp.....lots of very cool features and waterproof. I always leave this hike with a smile, especially when you get all the summits to yourself...some pics on mountain hub. GPS 3:55  
Name
Name: R. Prudhomme 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rmprudhomme@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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