Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Extra caution due to wet rocks, but fine. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was fine overall - muddy/sloppy section as could be expected right before the hut coming down OBP. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw 1 pup all day 
Bugs: None to speak of yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bright, beautiful and quiet day on the Ridge (despite the summer-like temps). We only saw maybe 10 other ppl all day. Barebooted most of the way - microspikes on and off once we were above CloudLand Falls on Falling Waters Trail. Ice was soft enough with the temperatures that light traction was fine. Ice got more solid as we approached the last 1/4 of FWT. Franconia Ridge Trail was spectacular as always - got more wind on Lincoln & Lafayette, dry conditions for the most part, some sections of snow pack/crust in the shady rock sections (some post-holing possible there) but easily passable. Dry trail until the small trees coming down Old Bridle Path, microspikes went back on approaching the hut - ice crust to mud slop, back to ice crust here. Got slick with harder ice pack immediately after the hut for about a 1/2 mile, had to take it very slow on some steep sections, but spikes were soon off for good the final ~2 1/2 miles back to the parking lot. Great day!  
Name: Kellis842 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-21 
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