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, February 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one major crossing on Liberty Springs was bridged and firm. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The section between Little Haystack and Liberty is going to need a lot of work in the spring. Lost count of the blowdowns, but about a dozen crawl unders. There is a path between the two that is navigable, but its in pretty rough shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met Izzy and Bear, they seemed to be enjoying themselves. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Amazing day despite no views. Went up OBP, packed highway to hut. I switched to 10pt crampons from there for the ridge traverse. 30-40mph winds with gusts higher for the walk over, was super fun! Ditched the 10pts just past Little Haystack for spikes and had them on the remainder. Little Haystack to Liberty is a mess, countless blowdowns, crawlunders etc. As stated above, its navigable but its soft and ripe for post holing. Allow extra time to duck, dodge and crawl. Liberty Springs/Osseo to Lib/Flume same as OBP, firm highways. Way too much fun sledding down LS :) Great day with J&J as usual!  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-24 
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