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: Sunday, April 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plowed almost empty at 8am. Lafayette campground (south bound) was closed. North bound parking lot was open and the rangers were present. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: going up Falling Waters, no issues crossing the brook 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: none 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dali and Copper had a blast as usual. They will sleep well tonight 
Bugs: not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great hike, looping around the ridge. Conditions were good but the snow depth was making the hike up Falling Waters pretty tiring. Once on the ridge, some snow drifts were annoying but otherwise only the wind was slowing us. Definitely requires snowshoes coming up. I don't know how you can make it with microspikes. Coming down was easy either with snowshoes or microspikes. I used the snowshoes initially to avoid balling under my feet but switched midway as the snow became very wet.
Overall a great day with great views and good weather most of the time (except for the wind!!)  
Name: Jean-Marc Lapierre 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-12 
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