|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:
||Monday, July 6, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||90-95% full at 10 am on a Monday. No fee. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hopping that requires careful footing on a couple of places going up Falling Waters Trail |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good shape. Typical erosion on FWT and signs of encroachment into the fragile alpine vegetation on the ridge. |
||Several well-behaved and trail hardened dogs. Sharp boulders and scree on Greenleaf and the ridge make this a tough place for most dogs. |
||Black flies are out |
|Lost and Found:
||Clear and hot day for a Lincoln Lafayette loop. Up FWT, across the ridge, and down Greenleaf and Old Bridle. Trails are in good shape. Lower FWT is wet even during relatively dry periods. Some slick rocks and a few stream crossings. Very dry after departing the brook. Some clouds way above the mountains, but little shade. Stunning views in all directions. Make sure you have enough water and plenty of sun block as this is a very difficult and exposed hike. |
Lots of people out today. Few in masks and there isn't much room to step off these trails, but people were spread out at the summits. There is a spigot on the outside of the Greenleaf Hut to refill water with. Hut was open limited hours for bathroom use and to purchase snacks. Wear a face covering inside.
Saw a group of 4 or 5 kids of various ages walking up the Lafayette scree fields barefoot. One of them said it was just easier for him that way.
Congratulations to the couple that got engaged at the top of Lafayette!
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.