|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, June 29, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||North Bound RT93 Lafayette Place trailhead parking lot was perhaps only 50% full at 8am on a Wednesday morning.
Probably not as many free spaces upon our return around 4:30pm; but I didn't tabulate. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No problems with any of Falling Water's stream/brook crossings. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blowdowns, but otherwise, trails were generally in great shape.
Thank you to the trail maintainers |
||Saw about 3 or 4 caines. Two of which were Cattle dogs. Was introduced to 'Tuttie', a female Cattle dog. She was a very sweet and friendly dog indeed. Great markings, too. |
||A few mosquitoes and black flies on the way up Falling Waters trail. A few here at the summits and ridgeline, depending upon breeze availability. Down on Bridal path above, in and thereafter the Agonies, the bugs were more plentiful and annoying. |
|Lost and Found:
||Saw one small buckle, but didnt pick it up. ||
||Great day on a cirque hike that I never grow weary of -- it's positives so much out weigh any negatives, that I soon forget what the negatives really were. The views, esp on a day like Wednesday are unmatched by anything, save the Presential Range.|
Met two women forest rangers on one of the minor summits - it was good to share stories with Maya (sp?).
Not really all that crowded, afterall, it was a Wednesday.
Saw one National Guard/USAF wide-winged (probably a C-135) fly low, straight through Franconia Notch North-to-South. Later, we heard 2 flying the opposite direction as we descended the Bridle Path.
One couple at minor summit took out a foldable hoola-hoop. I missed the ladies performance, but one of my companions witnessed it.
||Mike Dailey and 2 friends |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.