Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was plowed and pretty wet and icy  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Super annoying especially considering I didn’t have trekking poles to use for balance. No snow bridges currently all crossings are open and flowing  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only a few small trees down no issues  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs :( 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a thinkspot grey water bottle. I meant to bring it to the trailhead but forgot on my way back. About a mile in and on the side of the trail very visible until next large snow storm  
Comments: Extremely icy all the way and even slipperier than it looks due to the dusting of snow on top. Deliberate careful foot placement required most of the time as well as for water crossings which required some thought and creativity. Trail was hard packed due to ice and very lumpy. Only saw three people all day, two guys ahead of me had no traction and I honestly have no idea how they managed getting to the ridge. I’m stressed just thinking of them trying to get back down LOL. I slipped a few times despite having hillsound trail crampons. I recommend traction better than khatoola microspikes as I don’t believe those would suffice in current conditions.  
Name: Lea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-14 
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