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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: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Couple minor crossing were easy to rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hike up Liberty Springs. Ice became persistent just below the tent site around 3800ft. Put on microspikes, which worked well on the soft ice. Temps did not drop below freezing overnight. More aggressive traction might be needed on summit cones if temps drop below freezing. The ridge between Liberty and Flume is pretty much all ice/cruddy snow covered. Between Liberty and Little Haystack, there are many drifted areas that were easy to posthole. Once above treeline, spikes came off, as there was negligible snow or ice all the way to and over Lafayette. Had to put spikes back on again approaching greenleaf hut. The ice below Greenleaf hut is almost gone, but I left my spikes on down to about 3800ft. Old Bridle Path was very muddy in many areas below the ice band. A lot of traffic made the rocks greasy. Below about 2500ft, the trail was dry.  
Name
Name: D Jansen 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dsjansen@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-23 
Link
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