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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, November 30, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were rock hop-able. Ice did cover some rocks and logs used to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: snow, ice, ice covered snow on Old Bridle Path. Greenleaf Trail and Franconia Ridge Trail is more of the same except there are some wind swept bare spots. Falling Waters Trail, the first half mile below treeline has a lot of ice, some places I had to hug the trees on the side of the trail and go off a little bit. The trail just above Cloudland Falls to Staircase falls is snow, ice, ice covered snow. All the waters crossings were rock hop-able. Definitely would have been easier navigating the icy sections heading up Falling Waters but I was prepared for that and just used caution and was fine. Incredible sunrise hike with alpine glow above the Kinsman Ridge and was very lucky to have no wind early in the morning up on the ridge with abundant sunshine.
 
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-01 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2013/12/dawn-on-franconia-ridge-and-dusk-on.html 
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