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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: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room in lot at 8:00 AM and upon return at 3:30. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several crossings on Falling Waters still bridged and passable but bet this is the last day as it was very iffy on holding weight. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape but spring conditions made for a very choppy trail and constantly changing conditions. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Incrdible hike with perfect conditions and blue sky till 12:00. Then clouded over and at 3:00 PM thunder, lightning, hail and snow made the final half mile very challenging. Met many hikers from Quebec and think quite a few were caught on the ridge and higher up on the trails when the weather changed. Used microspikes up Falling Waters and in several spots along the ridge. Put them back on at hut and kept them on the rest of the way Trail was fairly stable till noon and then began to deteriorate with the ODP really chopped up and full of postholes. Rain and hail added to the terrible conditions on the ODP.  
Name
Name: rtboon 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rtboon@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-18 
Link
Link: https:// 
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