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 9, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: DOT had made a quick run through the lot and left snowbanks in many or the parking spaces. The banks were melting when I left and given the forecast I expect the parking spaces will open up. There is too much snow in the normally grassy areas so overflow parking is going to be tough for awhile.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the snow bridges are in place on Falling Waters except the upper one.(there is a snow covered log).  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Quite a few spots on OBP where there are duck unders due to the snow depth  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I used MSRs all the way up OBP, love those televators. Most folks were using microspikes. The trail stops at the winter bypass before it wraps around to the NW side of the summit. The entire ridge is covered with snow with little rock showing. It was windy day on the ridge.

Falling Waters lived up to its name, the trees had significant snowcover from snow on Saturday. It was raining melt water from Haystack about half way down to the stream. Trail bed was in good shape heading down FW.  
Name: peakbagger 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-09 
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