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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: no problems. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are still securely bridged. Melting quickly though. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One cairn was pretty much buried on the summit cone headed up Lafayette from Greenleaf Hut. Most were making their own paths, but trekking through spruce, and sedge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I had come across 10 dogs on trail today, only 1 was leashed. 
Bugs
Bugs: no bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a fleece vest at the trail head, was there when I arrived. Hanging on the post. I found a pair of OR gloves on the hike out, but luckily found the gentleman in the parking lot who they belonged too. 
 
Comments
Comments: I came across 25 people on trail, only 1 was wearing snowshoes. I had snowshoes on going up for the majority. I found the trails were all hard packed, no postholing happening. I eventually took my SS off going down Falling waters and bare-booted/ boot slid and butt slid most of my way down. I never post holed once. There is once section at the bottom of the falls that was a slick sheet of steep ice where traction would be necessary in my opinion. However, light traction was sufficient enough for the entire day. IMO  
Name
Name: hkemtns 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-30 
Link
Link: http://hkemtns.blogspot.com/ 
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