Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was 1/2 full or so at 6:30AM. Overflowing at 2:30 when I left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not too bad, although a few on Falling Waters took a minute to find the best route.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of dogs, most were having a great time. One was having some issues on the scramble up a rock formation between Haystack and Lincoln.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There were about a million people heading up the trail when I started at 7. I prefer the clockwise route starting on Old Bridle path (get the big one out of the way first then it's all down hill). I only saw a handful of people until well after Lafayette- the masses all went up Falling Waters.

The ridge was socked in the entire climb up. About 100 feet before the Lafayette summit, I came out of the clouds to beautiful views which only got better the further I went down the ridge. Crowds got heavier as well. Standing room only on Haystack.

The descent was a challenge with all the traffic coming up, lots of waiting. Met lots of friendly folks though!

Gorgeous day in the Whites! Link to video below  
Name: WoodmanWorldwide 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-14 
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