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: Monday, January 1, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed from the brief squall this morning, spots in the lot when we arrived just before 8am and when we left around 3pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All doable without getting your feet wet. Some people without trekking poles seemed to have a harder time.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Minimal blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Looks like someone left a black scarf hanging on a tree on Falling Waters Trail just below treeline.  
Comments: A real bluebird day with incredible undercast conditions to ring in 2024!! Falling Waters definitely had some very slippery spots, all of which are negotiable if you think before you step. There are a few spots where it’s easiest to hug the trees and roots (the sides seem to have more traction) [please don't step on the trees/roots with Microspikes!]. We wore microspikes the entire day but crampons wouldn’t have been unreasonable on a couple spots on Falling Waters, that being said it’s rock spikes otherwise… lots of rocks you still can’t avoid completely. Great traction above treeline thanks to a little recent snow, also great traction down to the hut. A few slick spots on Old Bridle Path but overall not nearly as slick as Falling Waters. Great time to be out there, think snow!!  
Name: Mapz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-01 
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