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, January 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot had a lot of black ice in the morning but it had all melted by the time we returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Partial ice bridges on Falling Waters were not trustworthy; rock-hopping is the way to go. Thankfully the rocks were not icy so it was not a problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Decent pile of lost and found items at the parking lot, notably including a pair of Large Hillsound Trail Crampons. 
Comments: The trail was everything except dry today -- mud, standing water, running water, ice, well-packed snow, post holes... you name it. Wore spikes door-to-door, didn't need anything more or less. There were a lot of post-holes on the upper section of Falling Waters and on the middle section of Old Bridle Path + lower section of Greenleaf trail, but they were all very navigable in spikes. Snow had a very slushy top layer that made ascending a workout but sped up the descent w/controlled slides. The ridge was a mix of bare rock, ice flows, and packed snow -- every time I was tempted to take off my traction to preserve my spikes, I had to put it on just a few moments later.  
Name: GonzalezIsland 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-01 
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