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: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues, low flow, plenty of ice bridging 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were fine 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: With the NW wind, I decided to follow Capt Chris's advice and go up OBP and down Falling Waters. Some of the steeps on OBP were covered in a thin layer of new snow which improved traction--but Hillsounds were still needed. The cone around Lafayette was pretty hard, frozen snow and ice. Very windy on top but not unbearable. Aside from me, there were 4 others on the ridge. One (Ken) was going in the same direction as me but the other 3 were headed north on FRT. Beautiful day. As a side note--and this will not be news to most reading this--the weather report on Trails NH was spot on and usually is. When I checked last night it indicated a west wind (flip of a coin on traverse direction) but this morning it forecasted a NW wind which cemented my clockwise traverse. Going down Falling Waters was a bit hairy given the amount of ice but I followed Ken's shortcut around the steepest, iciest pitch.  
Name: Tatnic 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-22 
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