Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 1, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Many of the crossing on falling waters trail required stepping on submerged rocks, but not overly tricky 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs of varying behavior, why is it that when dogs growl and charge at your groin the owner says "he's friendly?" 
Bugs: early am start made black flies tolerable, but then they were out at a pretty good level later, definitely bring/use bug spray 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Decided this would be a good day to take Mrs. Slowshoes out for her first bout of exercise in two and a half years. She did well and enjoyed the blue skies and pleasant temps. We were however, trying to break the SKT (slowest known time) for this loop. After an hours of breaks, we reached the Lafayette summit 4 hr and 20 mins into our trek, only to be caught Greg Yeah!, who started 3 hours after we did. After exchanging jabs and insults for 10 minutes, he was off like a blur to Lincoln, on his way to a sub 3 and a half hour loop time. The Mrs. and I slowly made our way across the ridge soaking in the views and blooming diapensia mats. Falling Waters descent was a bit rugged for a non-hiker, but the Mrs. marveled at eighty foot cloudland falls in full flow before setting an unconfirmed SKT of 9hrs 50 mins. Great day out.  
Name: Slowshoes 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-06-02 
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