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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 19, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking areas on E and W sides of 93 were fine. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Falling Waters Trail okay - mostly still snow bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Old Bridle Path and FW Trail, easily negotiated. Franconia Ridge Trail sign on summit of Lafayette is on the ground - looks like the lag screws snapped. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Microspiked almost from the start of the OBP until a few hundred feet below the sumit of Lafayette. Switched to crampons and got out ice axe for the (potentially) icy corner. Cramponed until just south of Lincoln summit, where there was plenty of bare (rocky or muddy) trail. (Microspikes might have sufficed today.) Barebooted from there to bottom of FWT. Center of FWT was firm enough so that postholing was rare. Had snowshoes, just in case, but did not need them today.  
Name
Name: PeterC 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-03-19 
Link
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