Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Falling Waters Trail, Shining Rock Spur, Franconia Ridge Trail, abandoned Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I hope it continues like this - forever... 10 cars at 0800. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The epoch of the USGS has been quite hyptonic this week with the warm melting, so we opted to go up FW. It was discharging at a strong 845 this morning. Skittles went in above Cloudland, I was able to princess feet it and avoid going in the drink 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are two bigger blowdowns (axe) on OBP in the area upslope from the abandoned herd path to the parking lot. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Noted several bees buzzing around the ground in the scree near the outlooks on Agony Ridge (OBP) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A FINE day to play above the trees in Henrys Woods, on the west side today. Both Skittles and I had monster days yesterday so we opted to dead leg it up the Ridge for her first round. Pleasant conditions persist from the trailhead to above Cloudland Falls and the last crossing. The water was strongly discharging this morning, affording us breathtaking views of Cloudland and the one just below it. To here it is a mix of bare ground, mud, hard monorail. Above the falls we spiked it until treeline. After yesterdays mind numbing effort on Zealand, I felt like Forrest Gump and just was 'run-ninggg' on a really nice monorail up to the ridge. A quick stop at Shining Rock, because as Cone Demon says "Never leave a 0.1" Bare boot all the way to Lafayette. Lafayette to treeline in area of hut was mostly bare. It was a miracle the area around the Eagle Tarn was actually hoppable today. I should go play the lottery. Spikes from hut to about 3200 (just below Agony Ridge lookouts.) From there we took them off. Snow briefly enters around 2700-2500, but no real need for spikes. Of course I was goofing around and hit a good patch of slick rock and took a monster digger because 'i love cheap thrills'. I looked like a baby giraffe trying to walk for the first time. Legs flailing everywhere. RIP my phones camera, ha, it took the brunt of my Armenian apricot tookus on the rock.! An incredibly fine day, warm temps, strong sun, the only wind was our heavy panting. A sedate pace to soak in the views. Only saw 15 folks, if that.  
Name: The Teal Goat & Skittles 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-11 
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