Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left cars at The Basin and started at Old Bridle Path further up 93. Both lots were plowed and there was plenty of space.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All of the river crossings on Liberty Springs Trail were easily crossed using the exposed rocks.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were a few blowdowns along the way but none created any problems - when (if) there is more snow they may need to be cleared.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs along the way - a couple looked like they were cold and having trouble with the ice.  
Bugs: No bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
Comments: Did this one with Monica and the Random Group of Hikers. The forecast was mostly sunny skies but we got totally cloudy skies until the very end. Lots of ice up to Greenleaf Hut - everyone but me wore spikes, I used snowshoes (he's lifts). Pretty much the same conditions up to Lafayette. Some deep snow right on the southern descent of Lafayette but after that lots of bare ice. I switched to spikes. The section between Little Haystack and Liberty Springs Trail was well packed and pretty stable. The only other icy section was the initial descent from Liberty towards Flume. First time using the "bushwhack" to the bike trail and The Basin - much nicer than that slog to the AT lot near the Flume Visitors Center.  
Name: Michael & Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-08 
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