|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, January 15, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room in the large lot at the trailhead. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The brook crossings on the Falling Waters Trail were easy. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. Two fallen trees down low on the Old Bridle Path were easy to walk over or around. |
||Good for dogs. |
|Lost and Found:
||The Falling Waters Trail and the Old Bridle Path were mostly a hard packed snow surface. Near Cloudland Falls there was an extensive area of ice on the trail. The microSpikes proved adequate for the icy areas.|
The Franconia Ridge Trail was a mix of hard packed snow, frosted rock surfaces, and bare ground.
The Greenleaf Trail was mostly compacted snow with ice beneath in places.
Great day with seasonably mild temperatures and low wind speeds. Clouds obscured views from Little Haystack to just below the summit of Mt Lafayette with limited view of Cannon Cliffs through the cloud. Once atop Mt Lafayette the skies were clear with beautiful views of the undercast and a spectacular view over to the snowy Presidential Range.
Not too many hikers out. I had the summits to myself except for one other hiker on Lafayette for a brief time.
Based on the weather forecast, I would expect conditions to change on Saturday.
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.