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, November 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room today at 4:45 and again at 9:45 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Enjoyed starting the hike on all the new Bridal Path work that was done this Summer. Thanks to all the people who worked on this! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: some icy spots but not terrible. Pretty cold up there. Experienced dogs could do this no problem 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Went clockwise and started early. Was socked in until a few feet off Lafayette summit, where an amazing undercast opened up below the entire ridge. It was the coolest mountain weather I have ever experienced and I felt very lucky to be up there when I was. I barebooted to Lafayette without issue, although some people might want beater spikes on parts of the ascent and definitely if descending OBP. Put rock spikes on for ridge, which were helpful but not necessary-very little ice on ridge it was great surface conditions. They stayed on until the last major water crossing down low. The only serious ice was around the waterfalls as expected, but I cruised down at a good speed in crappy old spikes without issue and never considered putting on the sharp hillsounds. Lots of friendly folks ascending Falling Waters. Only saw about 5 people on ridge during the serious undercast-felt like I had the place to myself:) Wind was ripping up to Lafayette but was very mellow on ridge. A+++ morning in the mountains!  
Name: Spence 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-12 
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