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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on the southbound side of 93 just as a bunch of campers were clearing out. Lot was full the when I arrived and half-empty a few minutes later. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I went up Falling Waters and down Old Bridle. Given the FWT's reputation for ice, I put on my crampons right from the start. There turned out to be very little ice, but the crampons were still handy on the steep upper section of the trail. If you're doing the loop in the other direction, you probably needn't bother with them. Don't bother with snowshoes regardless.

I heard (but didn't see) some avalanches on the lower section of FWT, so be aware.

Once I got to the ridge, I only saw one other hiker the whole rest of the day. Apparently, some people actually heed windchill warnings. Can you believe those weirdos?! :-)  
Name
Name: dfranke 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dfoxfranke@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-03 
Link
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