|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, August 9, 2019|
|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. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||As expected. Nothing to write home about. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Saw at least 4 pooches. All seemed to be having a good day. |
||Nada. They must have been well fed or perhaps they had forgotten to set their alarm clocks the night before. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Wing Footed Boy |
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.