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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Basin from 93N and when we returned one other car was there. It was icey but plenty of room! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were minor and very manageable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of downed trees on Franconia Ridge Trail - you could climb over all of them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a shoe traction system on the sign at the base of Old Bridle Path. I am uncertain what kind it was though. 
 
Comments
Comments: An incredibly beautiful day! The clearest bluest skies with views that were jaw dropping! All the trails are in good shape. On our ascent there was snow covered ice and our microspikes worked great. After ascending Liberty we went to Flume then back and that was all manageable snow, maybe 4". From Liberty to Little Haystack the snow increased some but kept the microspikes. Right before exposure to Lincoln/Lafayette we switched to K-10 trail crampons. I don't think it was necessary but we rented them and wanted to try them out. Nothing was too icey as most things were snow covered. There were several spots from Haystack to Lafayette that snowshoes would have been helpful. I was waist deep and post holing unfortunately. We kept our K-10s on all the way back to the car, again not necessary but we did feel the traction helped us move significantly faster (8 hours round trip). A great hike! Now to recover for a few days... Anyone have a spare hot tub??  
Name
Name: A & A 
E-Mail
E-Mail: annieo23@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-01-15 
Link
Link: http:// 
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