Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at Lafayette Place trailhead on a Friday morning is a breeze. Maybe 1/4 full. By Friday @ 1:46pm, not so much. Lot was full on my return. 
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: As expected. Nothing to write home about. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw at least 4 pooches. All seemed to be having a good day. 
Bugs: Nada. They must have been well fed or perhaps they had forgotten to set their alarm clocks the night before. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I started early (for me anyhow): 7:44am, to avoid getting stuck on the ridges in any popup t-storms. Judging by the clouds I guessing any weather arrived very late into the evening. Still, it was a joy to hammer this hike. I finished in just over 6 hours.

Falling waters trail was as moist as one would expect after a previous day/night of showers.

The ridges South of Lafayette were clear of low clouds as I as hiked. Only Lafayette was completely shrouded in fog and low clouds as I approached and summitted. It cleared after I descended to AMC Greenleaf Hut to wolf down my lunch.

It was great day to be on the ridges. Sunny, blue skies, with numerous cloud banks lurking around.

I have yet to be anything but amazed by the views on this hike. Always surprised to see something I missed on previous jaunts up and down these ridges. Delightful hike.  
Name: Wing Footed Boy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-09 
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