Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues parking in the main lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings on FW were able to be rock hopped.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Quite a few blowdowns on FW. Nothing to impede your progress though.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw one today (an Aussie), but he looked mighty happy! 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: No (snow) Shoes Nation on the Ridge today!

Extremely pleasantly surprised with the trail conditions. Snow coverage the entire way, and no need for anything more than spikes. I’m a big fan of snowshoes, but they are absolutely useless right now with the snow depth/conditions [but important to have in the event of an emergency above treeline].

Given the forecast for this week, if it stays cold as predicted, the track that’s laid down is going to be a race track. Firm and relatively smooth.

Like all the other reports have said, go get it while the getting is good.  
Name: Chef 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-09 
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