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: Monday, January 2, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At 7:30am, twenty cars in upper lot on Monday, a dozen or so below Kindsmans 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water on Falling Waters was high, but not that high. It was safer walking in the ankle high water on rocks than risking slipping on black ice at times. We saw kids in sneakers--totally inappropriate footwear! Make sure your boots are waterproofed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in excellent condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Microspikes from start to finish. There are some spots that are sheer ice, just be prepared. We met a woman who told us, "Kinsmans were fine, we had microspikes and either walked over the ice or stepped off trail." Folks, please don't step off trail! They have been widened dramatically since COVID due to the hoards of new folks hiking. It's nice you're out there, but please really really work hard to stay on the trails.

Also, if you get injured and have to stay put for five or six hours until the rescue parties arrive, please make sure you have a foam pad, a sleeping bag, and a good down jacket, and something hot to keep you warm until you can be carried off.  
Name: BtheHiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-03 
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