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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, Little Haystack, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette , NH
Trails
Trails: Franconia Notch Bike Path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 23, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Basin, no issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few leaners on wooded sections of FRT. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 2-4" new snow yesterday. Being first on trail, we snowshoed from Basin herd path, up Liberty, Flume, back to Liberty, and across to Little Haystack. Especially needed snowshoes on the Liberty-to-LH section, and still need them. Really nice snowshoe track right now. Once on LH we switched to Hillsounds and wore them the rest of the day. Enough traffic on OBP that snowshoes were not needed today.

MWO forecasted high winds, but by midday they had mellowed to the 20s or so, w/bright sun and blue sky. Saw only 3 people all day.

Thanks to the 3 ladies in the parking lot who gave us a ride and thus saved us 2 miles on the bike path. :)  
Name
Name: Snowflea and Fancypants 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-12-23 
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