Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left a few cars at The Basin and started from Old Briddle Path. Plenty of space at both when we started.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The major crossing Liberty Springs Trail was high but manageable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing that blocked us from going past.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs so seems OK.  
Bugs: Still no bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
Comments: Did this one with Monica and the Random Group of Hikers.

Didn't know what to expect so we brought both snowshoes and micro spikes. The snowshoes went for a ride today. We started out with bare boots but quickly put the spikes on. There were a few sketchy sections along the Agonies but we were able to easily climb with just the spikes. We kept the spikes on until Lafayette. After that we used them sometimes and but not others as most of the snow along the ridge has melted.

The section between Little Haystack and Liberty was full of deep snow but it was well packed. There were some big post holes but we managed to stay on the surface the entire way using just spikes. The trail up Liberty and over to Flume was in similar condition. The section just below Liberty has a narrow path of snow along the edge of the boulders.

The Liberty Springs Trail was a quick descent in the spring snow. The lower portion is very wet - the snow melt is running Codina the center of the Trail. Prepare to get wet feet. Took the spikes off about 1/2 mile before Flume Slide Trail and kept them off the rest of the way. We took the "short cut" from the Liberty Springs Trail to the bike path from the sharp left turn (heading down). Dry wet. The log is still there to cross the stream just before the path.  
Name: Michael and Monica  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-15 
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