Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 14, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping possible at most crossings but at some points you can just walk (depending on your shoes) - fun actually.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I noticed lots of patches with hard slippery ice. As others have mentioned Kahtoolas (which I had) were no good there. Workable but not worth the risk. Once I reached Little Haystack, the storm front hit. It's amazing how a storm which seems small at ground zero seems so strong at the top! The fresh snow made it difficult on the way down hiding the hard slippery ice underneath. Fell twice! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any, those slippery patches could be issues. Anyway, the weather is warming so quickly, so it may probably be gone in a few days. 
Bugs: Didn't see any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A juice bottle fell from my backpack somewhere, I didn't notice. Sorry :( 
Comments: I planned my trip based on reports here, thank you everyone! Didn't see anyone else on my way except for two female hikers. They didn't even have any light traction on their shoes! I hope they returned back midway and are safe.  
Name: Bandan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-14 
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