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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking was plentiful at the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was flowing swiftly at Falling Waters crossings but enough exposed rocks to hop across fairly easily. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blown down trees but not an issue on the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One (happiest dog I've ever met) 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Went up OBP and it had a stable but thin monorail most of the way. Where it stopped was in steeper sections where we walked on trail rocks. OBP was actually very pleasant and a lot of fun with changing but "dry" trail conditions. The path up to Lafayette was stable monorail or exposed rock, just a few patches of newly fallen snow (3"). Still no need to change out of microspikes. The summit was socked in but eventually cleared as we followed the ridge to Lincoln. Ridge trail was obvious and easy to trek. Descended Falling Waters and it was actually fairly easy as the monorail was consistent and stable with traction, though narrow at times. No need for scrambling down rocks. About 1.5 miles from the bottom the monorail began to soften in the afternoon sun and got very slippery for descending. Not difficult, just had to slow it down a little. There were sections of water runoff along both trails nearer the base; nothing you couldn't walk through in waterproof boots.  
Name
Name: TeamCAT 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tj5185@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-29 
Link
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