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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 12, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large plowed lot at Lafayette Place 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There are a few spots to step over. Brooks are starting to thaw. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This would be a fine trail for dogs in general. One steep snow blown area as you come off Mt. Lafayette might have been easier with 4 feet. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trails are mostly well compacted along the entire loop. There was not much snow on Franconia Ridge. The trail on the ridge was windblown in sections and difficult to follow at times. We used micro spikes all day except for a brief period coming off Lafayette where it was steep and a bit slick, and we changed briefly to crampons. We did not need snowshoes. If it gets cold again, steep sections could become very icy. Afternoon snow on Old Bridle Path was kind of mushy. No views from the ridge today--we were in the fog. Congrats to Dave Bailey and Ranae Broderick who finished their winter 4K's!  
Name
Name: sue rose 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-03-12 
Link
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