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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Bike path, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lafayette Place Campground parking lot was nearly full when I arrived at 12:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Clear except a couple of blowdowns on Old Bridle Path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started a little before 1 pm. Saw one snowmobile on the bike path. The footing was good on the Liberty Springs Trail and the Franconia Ridge Trail all the way to Flume. From Flume I backtracked on the Franconia Ridge Trail to the junction with the Liberty Springs Trail and then continued along the Franconia Ridge Trail. The snow was deeper on this section all the way to Little Haystack. There were drifts in a few spots and in some places I had to walk in other's footprints. I was wearing Hokas with Micro Spikes, and my feet stayed dry until this section. Once above tree line, it was pretty windy. In spots it was windy enough to throw small chunks of ice through the air over the ridge. It was warm though, and I was comfortable with just a thin long sleeve and a windbreaker. Reached Lafayette just as the sun was going down. There was a break in the clouds to the west that produced a beautiful, bright-red sunset. I turned my headlight on when I reached tree line. Old Bridle Path was smooth and fast all the way down. Got back to my car around 6:30.  
Name
Name: bill tidd 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tidd.bill@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-31 
Link
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