|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 4, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Older blowdowns on Franconia Ridge between Liberty Spring and Little Haystack. |
||Saw first bugs of the season descending Old Bridle Path. |
|Lost and Found:
||Spring conditions. Bare booted Liberty Spring past junction with Flume Slide, snow shoes from there to Franconia Ridge, out-and-back to Flume, and over to Little Haystack. Microspikes for traverse from Little Haystack to Lafayette. Snow shoes back on for descent. |
Only saw 2 other people wearing snow shoes (thank you), which was not surprising, but still a little disappointing.
Saw several people without any traction at all, slipping, sliding, postholing, and struggling very hard. No words.
Nice to meet and chat with Jeremy - thanks for the intel.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.