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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few easily passable water crossings on Falling Waters. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in good shape, but some snow coverage made blazes hard to see.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several dogs on the trail 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Falling Waters is a beautiful trail to start. The waterfalls are truly lovely, but I can imagine with snow melt, it gets a little rough. We were told it's better to ascend & I would agree. Wet trail and rock up until the summit of Little Haystack. We put spikes on here. Very windy day with little in the way of views. We headed across the ridge trail towards Lincoln on a few inches of (mostly) packed snow with some ice underneath. Spikes were a must for us and highly recommended, poles helped as well. A very brief stop at Lincoln and then on to Mt. Lafayette. Still snow covered along the trail and on the rocks leading up to the summit. Again, wouldn't recommend without spikes. Saw several groups in sneakers - not sure how they did it! The descent on Old Bridle was straightforward and mostly water/mud until about halfway down. Watch for wet leaves on rocks. Overall a really great Saturday & my 3rd and 4th 4000'. Got to the parking lot around 8:30, trail by 8:45, and finished around 15:15.  
Name
Name: JW 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-29 
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