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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette , NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridal Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at 7:15 a.m. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of noticeable work being done on the Falling Waters Trail. One section near the water falls was clearly newly re-routed and another section above the falls was tagged with tree flagging indicating work to be donw. There were large boulders in the path lined up and ready to be properly placed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My co-workers dog Sammy did great!  
Bugs
Bugs: The black flies were an issue closer to the summit of Haystack. I got a few good bites behind the ear. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It has been awhile since I've done this loop. I've forgotten how steep the Falling Waters Trail is! I was also amazed to notice how eroded the trail is. The huge exposed roots and large boulders are a clear indicator of the heavy traffic that this loop sees. Even on the Bridal Path the jagged rock was rounded smooth. Kudos to the trail maintainers for the work they do to keep the trails open for us to enjoy!  
Name
Name: Peesalot 
E-Mail
E-Mail: lauriemaynard at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-15 
Link
Link: http://lauriemaynard.smugmug.com/HikingandBackpacking/Franconia-Ridge-Loop-81311/18532168_rdLrbH#1430595285_72sLqM3 
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