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, February 4, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 7-8 cars @ 7 Almost Full at 1:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 blowdown duck under or step over approaching Agony Ridge 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several on the ridge. All looked to be doing fine in the winds 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: No 
Comments: We went up to Lafayette 1st to keep the winds at our back, turned out to be a great decision. All trails in great shape, we left our snowshoes behind & never needed them. Saw 1 wearing them & several carrying them. Tough climb on the really steep section before the hut. Some icy & slippery spots, kind of sketchy but we made it. Some drifting before & after the hut, winds were blowing so hard that our tracks were quickly covered. Once out of the scrubs the wind really took over. We really got blown around on the climb up Lafayette, winds were probably 30-40 MPH. Several gusts almost took us down. Stunning views along the ridge with bright blue skies. Some icy spots but nothing terrible. Couldn't really stop for long but we were treated to 360 views, just incredible. So glad to not be hiking into the wind, it was really pushing us along. Really quick down as Falling Waters is in perfect shape for moving fast. Just an amazing day to be above tree line on this iconic hike! Bluebird day for sure!  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-05 
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