Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lafayette Place (Bridle Path/Falling Waters) looked to have space - maybe 70% full at 8:45am on a Wednesday.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The usual rock hopping on Falling Waters Trail. Not a problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in great shape. Thanks trail maintainers! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw maybe 7 pooches. One group had 4. All well behaved. 
Bugs: Nada. Not a problem in the woods, and even less of a concern on ridge and summits, as winds kept them grounded; thank goodness. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nada. 
Comments: I never grow weary of this hike. Great views and plenty of up. I love the ridge walk most of all.

A far better day weather-wise than NOAA's Rec forecast or the Mt Washington Observatory's might have otherwise predicted. High, wispy clouds at first, then some fog. Definitely 30-35mph winds with some gusts when exposed. It might have showered on the ridge/summits later that afternoon - I was in the parking lot by 2:45-3pm, and felt a few sprinkles.

Stopped at Walker Brook on the way out to chill out my toes. My apologies to the fish wiped out downstream of my funky feet. ;-)  
Name: Mike Dailey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-07 
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