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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: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Northbound Lafayette Place lot was half to 2/3rds full at 7 AM and reached capacity sometime thereafter. No one parking on the side of the highway. State employee monitoring the parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Staggering amount of erosion and trail creep, with former stone steps and rock and log waterbars being destroyed. Trails need a LOT of attention. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Occasional black flies. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Loop was generally dry, with the exception of slippery ledge on lower Falling Waters. Some of the slabs are dangerous as a result. Very little mud encountered. Hepatica in bloom up high.

Hut is open and, unlike Zealand last weekend, there are no mask mandates or disposable masks being wasted. Excellent cake on sale this morning.

Old Bridle Path wasn't too busy this morning, but the summits of Lincoln and Little Haystack were mobbed. Saw three alpine stewards on the ridge. Lots of unprepared folks ascending Falling Waters early this afternoon.

Sunny skies, nice air, pleasant breeze on the ridge.

As noted in the Trail Maintenance notes, the approach trails are heavily damaged and need significant rock work attention.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-13 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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