Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 5, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problems, our Corolla without AWD had no issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All securely bridged, but melting fast. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most cairns visible on the way up to Lafayette and along the ridge, snow drifts covered tracks in some places, but very easy to follow path in all places. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our 32 lb. Border Collie/Sheltie/Aussie mix had no trouble bounding along sans booties (for most of the way) and no sweater. One other dog, ~30 lb pointer mix seen by Greenleaf Hut. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Spotted a Nalgene full of water about a third of the way down the Falling Waters trail, looked like it had been intentionally buried. 
Comments: Gorgeous day for a hike, stunning 360 vistas from the top of Lafayette all along Franconia Ridge right up to Little Haystack. Very windy on the 1 mile ascent up Lafayette from Greenleaf Hut and windy/some snow drift along the ridge, but only made the experience that much more spectacular. Crampons/spikes were not needed, but poles were very handy and highly recommended. My dog had no problem. Light dusting of fresh powder on the trail, but pretty well packed and we weren't postholing at any point. Ice at some points on Falling Waters trail, but not an issue. Again, poles were clutch.  
Name: Rohit 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-06 
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