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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: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty, and plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are bridged by enough ice and snow on falling waters trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns but overall very good condition for winter 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I wanted to get two more peaks on my winter list and knew I needed to be back to my truck by 12:15pm. I started hiking at 6:45am and got back to my truck by 11:30am-45 minutes of cushion! The OBP was in great condition and I used microspikes until the treeline. Then I switched to snowshoes for the above treeline ridgewalk. The wind must have been blowing 30-50mph from the Northwest on northern-facing slopes, and the temperature was only 5 degrees F. However, there were breaks from the wind on southern and eastern slopes above the treeline. I was glad I went clockwise so that the worst wind was at my back for most of the ridge hike. The Falling Waters trail had not seen as much hiker traffic as OBP
, so I kept the snowshoes on the rest of the hike down. Overall, it was one the most sunny days of this winter!  
Name
Name: DANIEL BATTIN 
E-Mail
E-Mail: DANIELDBATTIN@YAHOO.COM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-20 
Link
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