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: Lots of space this morning in the Lafayette Place Parking area. It is plowed but a bit tight due to the snowbanks. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few seeps open. All major crossings have solid snow bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No visible blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No concerns for dogs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bright blue skies today! All trails were broken out. We snowshoed all the way up to Little Haystack taking our snowshoes off just before reaching the summit. The snowshoe track was very narrow making for some tough going here and there. Once above the Shining Rock Spur the trail got very rough. Lots of barebooters out today. We were able to bareboot across the ridge from Little Haystack to Lincoln. This section was mostly snow and ice free. We put spikes on leaving Lincoln over to Lafayette. Much more snow and ice on this side on the ridge. Descending down the Greenleaf Trail to the hut was a mix of snow and ice. A few spots where care was needed. Below the hut the OBP was more hardpacked and we were able to use spikes without much issue. The trail is in pretty rough shape from barebooters. A great day out on the ridge.  
Name: Skidder 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-18 
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