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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lafayette Place. One other on Northbound, several in southbound lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several open crossings on Flume Slide trail, but all were careful rock hops or had downed trees to cross on.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most of Franconia Ridge could use a haircut. Trail very narrow 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Pemi trail good footing in bare boots. Switched to microspikes on Liberty Spring until part way up the slide on Flume. Crampons and ice axe on upper slide. couple inches of light powder on all trails. Trails along ridge in great shape. Some postholing if you get off track. Several sections with drifting that could have been improved had I packed my snowshoes. Did entire ridge and back out to car in microspikes. Descent from Lafayette was challenging with a mix of deep drifting, ice, and bare rock. Old Bridle was in pretty great shape other than occasional 'surprise' ice that caught me snoozing. Hillsounds probably would have been safer than my microspikes. Amazingly calm along the ridge despite forecasts. Crisp clear sunny day!! Great to run into Lady Di and (?).  
Name
Name: Wayne 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Pfwayne@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-06 
Link
Link: http:// 
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