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: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot on northbound side was plowed. Mostly full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were bridged currently  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trees are close with snow pack but no issues with blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw one. If you carry water for them conditions were good. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Tried to be a good trail citizen and used snowshoes up Falling Water Trail. Unfortunately, except for a few behind me everyone else was barebooting. Because snow is unconsolidated and deep this was an ankle turning adventure. Microspikes are not long enough to really work but most were in them. some in full crampons. Once on ridge it was easily bare boots until Lincoln. After Lincoln there was enough ice that was unavoidable to warrant some kind of traction. Stayed at summit talking to a hiker finishing his SSW by doing Flume thru Lafayette and found out he is from my hometown. Congrats! From Lafayette down to the tree tunnel you would want some kind of traction as there are lots of icy spots. From there it is narrow with lots of drifted snow but plenty of traffic beating it down. From hut down OBP was consolidated and relatively smooth. It was getting sticky. Traction up high but then just boots . SPECTACULAR day on the ridge. Minimal wind, sun and blue skies!  
Name: Krobi 
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-18 
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