New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot had loads of room at 9 am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One tiny unbridged stream. All else hidden under snow cover. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: In the balsams approaching and just above the hut there were a number of branches that could catch you in the face or arm. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tripawed, Joe, and Scout had a great day on the trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a Black Diamond basket on the way up the OBP but no luck finding it on the way down. Lone glove left at the trailhead. 
Comments: Early overcast cleared to total blue sky. Views forever. Snowshoes worked for us on the way up, until approaching the hut where barebooters chopped up the trail a bit. Above treeline, the trail became so rocky and icy that snowshoes became impractical, and we swapped into microspikes - a mandatory minimum. Traction higher up is desirable as there are a few stretches of glare ice. We've seen Lafayette completed socked in - today was the perfect panorama day with no clouds to be found. Modest number of nice folks and accompanying four legged friends, but never too crowded. Kestrel data: T=18, W=20, WC=-4 degrees F. Wish we could have stayed on the summit longer.  
Name: Jackson/NNEOS 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-19 
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