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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 2, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot is clean and clear.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow's melting... Crossings are mainly unremarkable, but springtime is certainly coming.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No significant problems with blowdowns or the like. Trail is in great shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups today. :( 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: By dint of luck, reunited a knit cap with its owner.  
 
Comments
Comments: The waterfalls are lyrically beautiful right now. Monorail trails are easily navigated with just MicroSpikes, although the steep bits on Old Bridle Path will present challenges if the day is warm and the sun is high, with slippery, unconsolidated snow providing ample opportunities for unplanned glissading if you're heading down that way. The steep bit about 1 1/4 mile up Falling Waters trail is coated with blue ice; I found MicroSpikes provided enough traction, but it felt a bit spotty at times. Ridge and summits are largely bare; if you don't want to step on snow, it's pretty much your option at this point, even most of the way down to the hut.

More detailed info with pictures on my blog.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-02 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2018/04/03/trip-report-mt-lincoln-and-mt-lafayette/ 
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