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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some were still snowbridged some were not. All were easily managed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several large blowdowns along Old Bridal Path and a few along Falling Waters Tr. All have been limbed up but will still require a big saw or an ax. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: An easy hike for Marlie. She was able to sport her jacket and patch across the ridge today. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Below tree line the trail is a frozen sidewalk. Microspikes worked ok although something a little more aggressive would be better. I had to butt slide down about 20 feet near the bottom of Cloudland Falls as I doubted I would be able to stay on my feet. Snowshoes could have been used for the heel lifts. I carried mine today for the fun of it. Above tree line was mostly rock, rime ice and a few inches of snow from a couple days ago. Not enough cover for crampons. Even though the summits were socked in we had some views from Little Haystack which made up for it. A great day out with my favorite four legged hiking partner to grid out a couple more peaks.

8.9 mi. 3950' elev+  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-04 
Link
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