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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: Monday, December 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room at the parking area off the northbound lane of I-93. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the upper part of Falling Waters Trail, as well as Old Bridle Path. All stepped over or ducked under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple dogs (with owner) near Little Haystack, and one of them looked to be shivering a lot. Make sure your furry friends are as warm as you are, especially above treeline! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Took a counter-clockwise approach to this famous loop hike. Nearly consistent snow cover from base to summits, with some patches of dry ground along the ridge and some ice in a few spots, particularly on the Falling Waters Trail. All the trails were nicely packed down, so light traction is the way to go for the time being.

Great day to do this hike again! Hadn't done the loop since July 2012, so it felt good to be back. Below is the link to the video recap of the hike, if you're interested.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-04 
Link
Link: http://youtu.be/flUYJI5Sepw 
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