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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: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Lafayette Place parking lot, Arrived friday night 10pm to a 1/4 full Lot. Left Saturday morning 8am to a FULL lot with dozens of hopeful hikers waiting for a spot to open up.!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Non issue, Low water meant easy rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Kudos to the maintenance workers, The trails were near perfect! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One very angry/protective pup at the summit of mount lincoln, Would have probably been okay if it wasn't 4:30 in the morning.. Passed by lots of furry one's heading down falling waters, some doing okay some not so much. 
Bugs
Bugs: Great benefit of night hiking means no flying insects, However the spiders were out in full force, Must have walked through 300 spider webs on old bridle path.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started up OBP at 1:30am, Hit lafayette summit about 3:15am and spent a good hour staring up at the beautiful star filled sky. There was one couple tent camping at the summit and another day hiker as well enjoying the views. At first light (4:15am) I decided to continue on towards Mount Lincoln meeting one very protective pooch in the process, Can't blame the animal though I was the first person they saw to start the day and it was still pretty dark. Spent another solid hour or so at the lincoln summit taking video/pictures of the AMAZING sunrise rising perfectly behind Mount Washington! Rest of the morning was uneventful, interval walked/jogged falling waters trail down back to the parking lot tearing my five finger shoes in the process!  
Name
Name: Happyfeet 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ekent83@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-28 
Link
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