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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: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking at base of trails. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Mud, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The major ones still had snow bridges intact but will deteriorate during the warm afternoon and may be unsafe in the next few days, minor rock-hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Same blowdowns that have been there for the last few weeks, all walk-arounds without any problems. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would be tough going for dogs - off-trail snow is getting very soft. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started in the dark with micro-spikes, trail had not re-froze after yesterday's high temps and was Spring -snow all the way to Agony Ridge before the hut. It was solid enough not to sink in. The soon-to-be monorail is solid but don't stray off of it as many of yesterday's hikers left post holes. The ridge was hard packed or without snow in parts. I was down by 11 am and the snow was starting to get mushy for the last mile of FW Tr. Once short section in the glades facing the sun is barren of snow and the spring melt is running in the trail(only 1"-2" deep) and avoidable. If expecting to be coming down in the afternoon it would be advisable to have snowshoes to use after the snow becomes too soft.  
Name
Name: Fran Maineri 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-03-20 
Link
Link: http://picasaweb.google.com/FranMaineri/20100320LafayetteLincoln?feat=directlink 
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