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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking limited by large snow banks 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We were finally rewarded after weeks of arctic cold and storms with a cloudless day of matchless clarity, little wind and warmer temperatures. From the summit we could see west to the Green Mountains and equally in all directions. My friend and I can claim that we were probably the only ones to hike from the trailhead to the summit and back in snowshoes. Unfortunately few people used them and those who did only carried them. The first half of the Old Bridle Path was fairly packed down but with loose 4-5” of snow. The second half did not fare so well with some postholes and uneven areas. North of the hut we encountered a series of drifts which again had postholes. Near the false summit the snow is transitioning to ice – at some point soon crampons may be required. One interesting surprise that caught our attention was the variety of rime ice near the summit. A great day overall.  
Name
Name: dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-19 
Link
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