|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, February 23, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||With recent high winds, there were a few blowdowns here n there, all easy to walk over, under, or around. |
||Met a really beautiful "Chinook" on Liberty. |
|Lost and Found:
||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...
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.