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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: Friday, August 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Trailhead lot maybe half full at 7:45. Completely full with parking on grass areas at 3:30 upon return. Hiker shittle is running back and forth to the Cannon team lot and we didn’t see a single car parked off of 93.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hopable. Even for my 8 year old.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A small(2” caliper) blowdown about chest high maybe 1/4 mile down Old Bridle after Greenleaf Hut. Watch out if you’re not paying attention or have your head down as it’s pretty camouflaged. An entire is down over the trail about 1/2 up Old Bridle from the junction with Falling Waters. Looks fairly recent, within the last few days. Full canopy of leafs on it, so it completely conceals the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tons of dogs out today. A little warm on the ridge with the lack of water up there though.  
Bugs
Bugs: None. I mean zero bothered us.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Soooo much trash and debris picked up. Including 2 shirts, a towel, and a trekking pole snow basket. All deposited at the trailhead toilet trash bin. 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day on the Ridge for my son to pick up # 13 & 14/48. A little humid led to hazy views but no clouds at all pretty crowded too. This weekend will be packed I’m sure. Watch out for patrols on the parking situation as it’s sounds like they are really enforcing the ban now that the shuttles running.  
Name
Name: Captainicebeard  
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-24 
Link
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