|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 13, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot was 1/2 full or so at 6:30AM. Overflowing at 2:30 when I left |
||Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not too bad, although a few on Falling Waters took a minute to find the best route. |
|Trail Maintenance 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. |
|Lost and Found:
||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
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.