Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at the Basin or Old Bridle Path 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rocks covered w/ ice but no problems. Rather low water flows. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 6 or so dogs. No issues.  
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Great traverse w/ Steve Barbour. Bare booted until the first major water crossing on the Flume Slide Tr. Rocks were covered with ice so we put on spikes. Changed to crampons at the bottom of Flume Slide. Back to spikes at the top of the steeps then bare booted the last half mile to the parking lot. Many sections of the ridge have 2-3' of snow. Some sections have 4+ feet. Major sections of the ridge and Greenleaf down to the trees are exposed rock. Shoes may be needed later in the day.  
Name: Bill Cronin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-04-21 
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