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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: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got to the parking lot around 5 and was somewhat full by the time we left at 2 it was its standard mad house with cars parked along the highway 
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: All reasonable, water level was low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in decent condition throughout. Only had a decent amount of standing water and mud on the decent from Lafayette to the Green Leaf Hut. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a handful on the ridgeline and seemed happy 
Bugs
Bugs: none to note 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none  
 
Comments
Comments: Despite the forecast for the summits showing "clear" it was anything but clear. Once we got to Little Haystack we could see quite the clouds rolling in and engulfing Lincoln and Lafayette. When we got to Lincoln just before 9am we decided to rest up and linger in hopes that the views would come, a few spots here and there but not the views you should get on a more ideal day. Same for Lafayette. A little disappointing as we descended past the hut and got to some of the open clearings on Old Bridle Path there seemed to be views for those that came up after us. Just the Whites being unpredictable as usual. This was our first time up and just concreted that we need to go back and hope for better weather. Overall decent day, fairly crowded as expected on a Sunday but fortunately the peaks themselves have more than enough room. Trails were fine, I'm not sure I personally would do Old Bridle Path again, the few vantage points are pretty cool but Falling Waters was much more appealing for me with all the Waterfalls.  
Name
Name: Sammy 
E-Mail
E-Mail: theantinoros at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-30 
Link
Link: http:// 
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