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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: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 90% full at 12 noon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No Problems. Stream level normal. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog with a thermal wrap. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Made a mid day departure up Falling Waters. Conditions were fine. Put on microspikes about 1/2 miles in. Lot's of hikers without them seemed to be struggling, coming up and down the trail. Temps were stable all the way to treeline. Wind was minimal on the ridge initially. Views at Little Haystack were very nice. Traverse was straightforward. Temps started to dip and wind picked up to 10-15mph at Lincoln. With sunset approaching Lafayette felt colder and wind was more like 25-30mph. Saw a few parties on the ridge at this time. Needed headlamps and poles for the descent toward the hut. Agony ridge was 85% covered with snow, with some areas of exposed wet rock. Overall, great conditions. Total time with stops 7 hours.  
Name
Name: Jeremy Cote 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-11-10 
Link
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