Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Bike path, bushwhack, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left a car at Falling Waters lot and parked at the Basin (northbound). Plenty of room at both lots today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing on Liberty Spring Trail was bridged though the ice is not very thick. With streak of warm days predicted this week it probably will be open and running high. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous blowdowns between LST and Little Haystack, some are crawl-unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few pups on the ridge today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The herd path cutoff for LST is now signed "Liberty Spring Trail ->" and was well packed out. LST and FRT up to Flume were sidewalk conditions this morning. Between LST and Little Haystack was far from broken, looked to only have a couple snowshoe tracks from yesterday. The two of us tossed on our snowshoes and slogged up the ridge. It was very soft with a thin layer of crust and not at all supportive. We were often sinking 4-8". We shelled up and switched back to spikes at treeline knowing it was only a few feet before we had hard pack and rock, with my first step I postholed past my knee. Anyone attempting this section of FRT right now without snowshoes is going to have a horrible time.

Minimal ice above treeline. Sharp Hillsounds were sufficient across the ridge and down Greenleaf and OBP with some caution taken coming off Lafayette. Most others we came across were using light traction with some in full crampons. Surprisingly nearly everyone we saw was adequately prepared.  
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail: kjlanctot g mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-12 
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