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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Repaving being done on Franconia Notch Pkwy. Being a Saturday - no problem. Drivers heading North or South on Parkway - be warned that there is no center divider. So be careful. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems with any of the crossings on FW. Poles always helpful  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blue blazes on FW in need of repainting, especially at the stream crossings. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of dogs on the trails today. All were under control. 
Bugs
Bugs: Only some gnats towards the end of the day. No black flies or mosquitoes to speak of.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Major mistake that I made today was going up OBP and coming down FW. Would strongly recommend going up FW. It is very slippery in spots especially before and after the stream crossings. Lower portion of FW after the last crossing or before the first crossing (depending on which way you are going) has become an actual stream for about 1/8 mile. So be prepared to get muddy. See comments above re blazing.



Otherwise OPB and Ridge trail are outstanding. Great trailwork has been done on OBP.



Watched for about 10 minutes the hellicopter dropping supplies at the hut.



Great day to be out and above tree line, even with all the people on the summits.  
Name
Name: Eastman Hiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: fafskis@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 
Link
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