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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: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Handful of cars in the parking lot. Parking lot clear and plowed both sides.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Unremarkable. Snow bridges stable but melting. Water level low/moderate. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on Old Bridle Path, easy to get around/under/over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one chocolate lab with her running partner. She seemed pretty happy. Perfect day to have your pup in the mountains. 
Bugs
Bugs: NONE :)! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful sunny day to start. Clouds overhead and building as the day went on. Light flurries off and on all day. Trail is still in good condition, monorail stable. We used microspikes and carried snowshoes. We did not need our snowshoes. Microspikes were sufficient in almost all sections of the trail. More traction would have been welcome on Falling Waters on the steep section before coming out of the trees. There were also several short sections on the Old Bridle Path where would could have used more traction. It was obvious several others before us felt the same way as it was slick where others had to scoot on their bottoms to get past it. All of these areas were relatively short and with a little creativity were navigable with light traction. The ridge, summit, and Greenleaf Trail to tree line were bare rock with 0-2 foot drifts of light snow. It wasn’t always easy to see the slick ice that was covered by the new/drifting snow. Other than that, the trail was straight forward and it was a beautiful day in the mountains. On a side note, there were caretakers working on the hut, it won’t be long and this trail will be packed with hikers.  
Name
Name: AGriffin 
E-Mail
E-Mail: wanderinggriffin@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-12 
Link
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