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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cannon Tramway lot empty, and Lincoln Woods had a couple of cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings on this route that I noted. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Greenleaf Trail had two trail obstructing blowdowns, both required a work-around bushwhack. Franconia Ridge between Haystack and Liberty had a couple of negotiable blowdowns, a step over, and a "limbo" under. Osseo in good shape blowdown wise. Franconia Ridge from Liberty Spring, and Osseo down to Lincoln Woods badly postholed in spots, made for tricky footing with snowshoes. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Awesome to get this hike done. Started cloudy on Greenleaf Trail, transitioned to in the clouds with blowing snow above the hut, and stayed that way until we dropped off Little Haystack. Conditions improved as we worked our way to Liberty, and provided us with decent views from Liberty, and even better views from Flume. It turned into a bluebird afternoon, though the temperature dropped throughout the day, 27 when we started, 10 when we finished. Great day to brave the elements, and knock out a big one!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-01-18 
Link
Link: http://onapathwithheart.blogspot.com/2013/01/franconia-ridge-traverse-11713.html 
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