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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, Liberty Spring Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Lafayette Place 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All open streamlets were easy stepovers 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Jack and Andy had no difficulties and enjoyed the day very much. Met 5 other doggies who also were having a good day. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ascended Lafayette in the morning with spikes. They were the right choice. The trail was still hard packed at that hour. Continued south on the ridge with spikes though there was a lot of rock south of Lincoln. Once past Haystack switched to snowshoes until down on the bike path as it warmed up quickly and really softened the trail. I think this was the best choice to avoid excessive post-holing. But any step off the monorail resulted in a deep sink regardless of footwear. This section of trail still has a 3 to 4-foot snow base. A dozen hikers coming up Liberty Spring as I was descending. Not one of them had snowshoes and all were post holing. It was a beautiful day on the ridge with endless views. Nice to meet and chat with Franco.  
Name
Name: RJW & dogs 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Watkinslaw@mac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 
Link
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