|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:
||Sunday, May 24, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Arrived 8:45am, only a few spots left. People had parked on grass by the time we left. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Slightly elevated water level, but still rock hoppable. Did you know that bears eat more than 2m Salmon per year? Salmon attacks on bears are much rarer. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Saw some good bois. |
||No bugs today! |
|Lost and Found:
||No bears sited :( Ascended via Falling Waters, encountered snow/monorail above last water crossing until treeline ended. Microspikes were super helpful, no snowshoes needed. #MAmicrospiker. Did see some people in sneakers who were making slow progress, but didn't have to turn back.|
Above treeline very little snow left, just a few spots in shaded areas. Little Haystack and Lafayette summits were busy, but people were keeping distance. People were less good on maintaining distance while passing - tough with the monorail, no one wearing masks anymore. Beautiful day with almost unlimited visibility and no clouds - spotted Mt. Mansfield on the horizon.
Descended via Old Bridle Trail. Lot of loose monorail as below the treeline descending from Lafayette. Continued until about halfway between Greenleaf hut and the parking lot.
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.