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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, North Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 5, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Lafayette Place on the northbound side of I-93 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings running low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some fairly eroded sections on upper Falling Waters, though there was some nice new rock steps on the lower portion of Falling Waters. All other trails in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few early in the day, none up on the ridge. 
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad overall, annoying at times on the summits and when stopped, but no bug dope was needed today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day for a Franconia Ridge loop going clockwise. Up Old Bridle Path in the morning to the hut and Lafayette beyond. Checked out North Lafayette for the first time. Took it slow over the ridge, making the most out of the great weather. Fantastic day to be out!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-05 
Link
Link: http:// 
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