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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: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About 20 vehicles in lot on arrival at 2:15 pm; only one other on return at 7:15 pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Thanks to all for the excellent effort the past few weeks clearing blow downs from the Halloween storm; perhaps a half dozen duck unders remaining on Bridle Path could be removed with a trim saw and/or moderate size bow saw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one tiny dog on its down Falling Waters Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: None; yay! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None; yay! 
 
Comments
Comments: Wonderful south-north night traverse of Franconia Ridge (CCW Loop); hoped for full moon, but did not come out from clouds until on my way down at Flea hut. Up to 6-8 inches snow high up, mostly packed down. Nearly all blow downs from Halloween storm removed; thanks for the fine work, all. Put on Microspikes at water crossings on Falling Waters Trail and left on for rest of route back to parking lot. No need for snowshoes yet.  
Name
Name: HFKA Dr D 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-03 
Link
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