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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping no problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Large tree down near top of Liberty Spring Trail easy to walk around. Blowdowns on Franconia Ridge Trail easy to walk around, step over, or go under.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a folding ZIP SHOT tamrac on Franconia Ridge Trail just before I reached Little Haystack. 
 
Comments
Comments: Started 4:15am. Wore microspikes up to Liberty and Flume. Exposed ice, rock, and leaves, and running water in sections of Liberty Spring Trail. Saw a number of White-winged Crossbills and Boreal Chickadees between Liberty and Flume. Trail in good shape between Liberty and Flume. I started hiking northward from Liberty Spring Trail on Franconia Ridge Trail with microspikes, but changed to snowshoes. Some sections of trail soft. There were postholes here and there. Changed back to microspikes just before going above treeline. Mostly ice and bare rock with a few patches of snow above tree line. Saw beautiful undercast from both Lincoln and Lafayette. Mount Washington and others could be seen rising above the clouds. Also saw a fog bow from Lincoln. No wind until I reached Lafayette. Wind started to pick up shortly after noon. From Lafayette I retraced my steps back to Liberty Spring Trail. Wore my Hillsound Trail Pros to go down. Felt more secure on all the exposed ice on step section. Had a beautiful day on Franconia Ridge!  
Name
Name: Daron Tansley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sheeptrills@msn.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-15 
Link
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