|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Bike Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 2, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One on each of the 3 trails leading in to the Franconia Ridge-Liberty Spring jct. All 3 are within 1/4 of a mile of the jct. Nothing terribly troublesome. |
||Overall pretty good conditions for dogs and Cinnilla had a great day. Ice is minimal - soft and postholed sections not too bad. She was excited to see Pemi on the trail today and she says thank you to the caretaker at Greenleaf Hut who has some terrific homemade dog-treats. |
|Lost and Found:
||First mile or so of Old Bridle Path is mostly dry trail with some icy patches. Easily barebootable. After that the monorail is solid to the hut with some bare spots over the Agonies. Used microspikes all the way to Little Haystack. |
Greenleaf to Lafayette summit is badly chopped in many sections but early in the day the steps are solid and the footing is okay.
South-side of Lincoln very slushy - even early in the day.
The monorail between Little Haystack and Liberty Spring is pretty solid especially as one gets closer to Liberty Spring but the first part after Little Haystack is softer. Used snowshoes.
For Liberty-Flume area see earlier report.
Great to see Lori (AKA "Sunshine"), Christie - and, of course, Pemi - on the trails today.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.