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: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: N/A 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my z-fold seat, must have fallen out of the side pocket on my pack - or been blown out by the wind up on the ridge! 
Comments: Spring conditions, which varied based on elevation. There was ~ 8” of fresh snow on the trails. I started out in microspikes, but the softer snow kept balling up underneath them, so I switched to snowshoes and had a much easier time. At the higher elevations, the snow was less mushy, but it wasn’t totally packed down yet.
There were snowdrifts on the ridge, so snowshoes are your best option, but you could probably get away with spikes if you really wanted.
Views were just stunning! Wow - there’s nothing like it. 😍 Pics will be posted on the Hike the 4000 Fotters of NH! FB page.  
Name: Maureen 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-23 
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