NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
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, April 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of Parking for all. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings on Falling Waters easily passable using rock hoping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown on Old Bridal Path, but there is monorail built up around to make it smooth sailing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 2 dogs on the trail today and they looked happy 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day for the Franconia Ridge Loop. Decided to go up Falling Waters to make sure the river crossings wouldn't be an issue and they were not at all. Started early enough for the monorail to be firm. We only had to wear microspikes. Snowdrifts on top of the ridge, but no need for snowshoes. No views for us, but the fresh snow and ice made for great scenery. Old Bridal Path had monorail at the higher elevation, but the monorail and snow as a whole cleared quickly once you got lower. Very misleading if you ascend Old Bridal Path because its full on winter on the Ridge and on Falling Waters from the junction of the two trails at the bottom. Microspikes needed for sure.  
Name
Name: Clark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Plummer.Clark@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-29 
Link
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved