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, May 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There's one water crossing on Falling Waters where I watched a few people get water over the tops of their shoes. The people who weren't comfortable with the big jump required and who took their shoes off seemed happy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: On the Falling Waters trail, the snow started at about 2700 feet and got consistent at around 2900 feet all the way up to Little Haystack. Microspikes made this section a lot more comfortable (esp. above the waterfalls). We zipped by people without them. Intermittent snow on the Franconia Trail and the Old Bridle Path. It made it difficult to decide when to put on/take off microspikes, and after sliding around a bit, I wish I had put them on earlier.

This was a great time to do the loop, as the snow made things easier, and the ridge was clear and very warm.  
Name: mountain goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-22 
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