|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, July 13, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Northbound lot was close to full at 5 PM and maybe a third full after 8. Did not see any cars parked on the side of the road. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||On Falling Waters, rock hoppable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few moderate stepover blowdowns on Old Bridle Path and Falling Waters Trail. Lots of unmitigated erosion and trail creep, including places were stone steps are collapsing. |
|Lost and Found:
||Old Bridle Path was mostly dry. Greenleaf Trail had some muck in the usual spots. The ridge was dry. Falling Waters had some muck and areas of water running down the trail.|
Erosion on Old Bridle/Greenleaf/Falling Waters just keeps getting worse, even with all of the work that was done years ago. Good to see continued efforts to keep folks on the trail on the ridge (scree walls, signs, string).
Extremely busy around 5 PM...passed a hundred or so descending hikers within the first few minutes, and maybe a hundred more thereafter. But, amazingly, I had the entire ridge to myself, as well as Falling Waters. Very peaceful with decent weather conditions despite the haze.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.