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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 6, 2014
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 - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Old Bridle path was all microspikable. Microspikes were best to cross the ridge as well, as there were many bare spots. A little windy, but not cold. Clear skies and great views. It looked like only one person had been across Franconia Ridge trail between Falling Waters and Liberty Spring trails. Snowshoeing was still quick as there was only 8in. of powder to break though. Lots of people had been to both Liberty and Flume via Liberty spring. Flume Slide trail was much less traveled. We both wore crampons and shared an ice ax on the descent, which was fairly icy and difficult. We were relieved to be done with the steep stuff by dark. We didn't spot a car, so we had to walk the bike path for a little over 2mi.

Thanks to Cold River Campís Assistant Cook for joining me on this long march. Great day out.
 
Name
Name: zporter Cold River Camp Cook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-01-06 
Link
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