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, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: With recent high winds, there were a few blowdowns here n there, all easy to walk over, under, or around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met a really beautiful "Chinook" on Liberty.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: OBP and Greenleaf were in great condition for Hillsound spikes; did not feel lacking w/o crampons. Awesome lenticulars over Cannon and Kinsmans early on. Approx 100-mile visibility on Lafayette... approx 100-FEET visibility on Lincoln! Have never been engulfed in cloud so quickly! Winds were relatively light and got lighter as clouds rolled in.

Donned snowshoes shortly after leaving Little Haystack and further packed out Whitney and Denise's excellent track from yesterday. :) Snowshoes were worth their weight today. Met FP, also on 'shoes, a little ways down the trail. We did Liberty together. Having already climbed Flume more times this winter than a Gridiot (3!), Fancypants did not fancy a 4th visit just yet so descended Liberty Springs Trail while I went down Osseo - a mile or so more, but I didn't have to reclimb Liberty. Yay!

Wore the snowshoes down to about 2700 ft before switching back to spikes. Buried steep steps required some graceful and some not-so-graceful contortions. Lincoln Woods Trail as icy as ever...  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-23 
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