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 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Big lot 1/3 full at 7—-2/3 full at 1 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water really flowing, no ice bridges, ice/snow on rocks, go slow no issues, rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of step overs & walk unders on FWT, no issues until more snow. Jumble of walk unders on Greenleaf, more snow will be an issue 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few....all in their winter jackets! 
Bugs: Yeah Right 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Small American Flag out of the wind on Little Haystack. It’s staying on my pack!!  
Comments: What an amazing day for these incredible mountains! Very cold in the lot, hardest part is just getting out of the car! No wind once on trail, wore Hillsound spikes all day, snow shoes stayed behind. Never needed them. Trails packed but still many rocky areas. Falls were running fast, so beautiful! Electric Blue Skies today! Ducked behind Haystack to gear up, views were epic! No wind on hike to Lincoln, incredible to be here in these conditions. Winds higher than forecast on way to Lafayette. Many folks out all with an amazing smile enjoying the amazing day! Too cold/windy too enjoy Lafayette. Quick down to hut. Very quick to lot. Just a special day on these peaks. I love & respect all of these mountains, but these 2 honestly scare me I All seasons. Truly thankful for a Bluebird day! Paused to offer my thoughts to the 2 who perished on these trails recently.  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-08 
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