Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our doggo had a grand ol' time 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost a pair of grey uvex sunglasses/glacier glasses between treeline and the false summit on the hike from Greenleaf to the summit :( Would love to get those back if anyone comes across them.  
Comments: Went up Greenleaf and down Old Bridle to make the most of sunset views. Greenleaf is in good condition, a bit of ice from about 3000ft, but lots of packed snow on top of most of it since it stays in the shade most of the day. As Bridle path is south-facing and gets a lot of sun exposure, there's a huge amount of ice and hidden ice under thin snow trace from just below the saddle up (about 2500ft). My partner and I wore trail runners with built in nanospikes which was mostly fine, but both of us slipped a few times coming down, as things were refreezing pretty fast after being sun exposed all day. Depending on how comfortable you are with running/hiking ice, you can choose your preferred form of traction.

Greenleaf up to the summit is in great condition. Packed snow all the way up. Was blustery at the top, as the forecast predicted, but coming out of the east/northeast so most of the climb was protected. Amazing sunset views. No traction really needed from Greenleaf to the hut, but the packed snow is fine for keeping them on.  
Name: Erin P 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-03 
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