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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: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking lot plowed-no issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were stable ice bridges for most and no issues rock/ice hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs seen today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Original plan was to hike up Old Bridal but changed plans because we started late morning and had some concerns about potentially coming down Falling waters after the sun went down. In hindsight, hiking up Old Bridal would have been better. The trail up Falling Waters was packed snow with minimal ice. Crampons were perfect. Carried snowshoes but never needed them. The ridge was either sheer ice or rock. The ice was hard enough it was sometimes tough to get any grip even with the crampons. Coming down Old Bridal from the summit of Lafayette to treeline was very challenging most of the way because the trail was thick ice on a steep decline. Until we get some good snow depth, I would recommend hiking up Old Bridal and down Falling Waters. Amazing hike - Ridiculously windy but with the right gear, no issue. Only saw 4 other people up on the ridge but saw about a half dozen coming down or only hiking to the falls.  
Name
Name: Michelle 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jcmg2012@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-12 
Link
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