|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 27, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings on Falling Waters not a problem, but do require stepping on a few submerged rocks |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Bringing beat up microspikes is the way to go. Falling Waters is mostly all still snow/ice/monorail covered, even down relatively low. Very firm this morning. Would definitely want spikes descending, and used them ascending. Lots of snow left. Bareground above treeline, then monorail for 2/3 of old bridal path with sunny spots melted out totally. |
Absolutely perfect above treeline day. Sunny and winds between 0 and 1 mph. Lots of smiling faces, most had some clue. Only saw a few people with snowshoes on their back out of the 100 plus people I saw. Saw a bunch of people in just sneakers, I pity their wet feet. Prize winner was a guy in khaki's, sweater vest, no pack or water, just a gps on his belt halfway up falling waters asking if I thought there would be more snow higher up. At least he'll know the exact position where he get's screwed.
||John in NH |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.