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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 Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: With fair weather hiking season commencing parking is getting tight. I got a late start so had no problem. NH State Patrol is ticketing folks parked on the highway. Take the shuttle if Lafayette place is full or choose a different trail head. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water is still high but nothing difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some pines down on Falling Waters. A big pine down on OLB 1.25 miles up. A herd path already worked in around it 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: some friendly fido's on the trail, all well behaved. 
Bugs
Bugs: none on the trail but there are black flies and ticks are out in the valley 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Falling Waters was bare up to 3000 feet. Substantial mono rail after that, the ridge is almost bare. Intermittent snow/mono rail coming down OLB. Some of it so brown it looked like a fudgecicle. Lots of folks out on the trail, first time since October that I was regularly stopping and waiting to get around parties. But c'est la vie. A late start meant great views all the way up and on the ridge.  
Name
Name: Pappa C 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ringcycles AT yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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