Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Bike Trail, bushwhack, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only water crossing was on the Liberty Spring Trail. It was flowing about average. Easy to rock hop across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns between Liberty and Flume. I removed all the blowdowns between Liberty and Little Haystack. I removed several blowdowns on the Old Bridle Path. Several large ones still remain but they are easy to walk around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Madison had fun 
Bugs: No bugs yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Headed up Liberty Spring Trail. Snowline was at about 3200'. Used microspikes. Monorail in places but it was wide and stable. Still several feet of snow across the ridge. Summits of Liberty and Flume have bare, dry rock. Most of the ridge between Little Haystack and Lafayette is snow free with the exception of patches of snow and a couple small snowfields. Some ice and snow coming down from Lafayette. I was in bare boots and found enough dry rocks to step on but light traction may be helpful.  
Name: Eric Rathbun 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 
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