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, November 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Still spaces available at 8:30. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few tree tops leaning into the trail in places. Lots of trail creep from people wandering off and/or avoiding ice. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Spikes went on for the brook portion of the Falling Waters Trail, as there was just enough ice in tricky areas to warrant them. I took them off thereafter, but there was an extended stretch of blue ice just before tree line.

I was able to bareboot without much issue all the way to Truman. Generally an inch of packed powder with occasional ice and a few areas of bare rock. A few drifts as well.

Left spikes on for the descent off Lafayette (the turn up high was surprising not too bad), encountering blue ice on either end of the col before the hut (obviously boarded up for the winter). A few blue ice stretches on Old Bridle Path, but I took them off not too long after descending the Agonies.

Smooth sailing down low on the new steps and rebuilt footbed.

Snow/ice in the sun was getting at least a little bit of melting action.

Microspikes should be at least carried from here on out, unless we get a blowtorch event.

Nice November day with an undercast and sunny skies above treeline. Not too windy. Temperatures seemed to hang in the 30s in the sun.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-12 
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