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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: Friday, October 26, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The beginning of Falling Waters was somewhat challenging and we were glad to have microspikes - slippery/icy in the morning.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Keep your dogs on a leash if they aren't impeccably trained! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Almost an unbelievably perfect day for a late October hike. Cold temps to start but we warmed up quickly and found the trail nicely compacted - most of the trail was covered in snow, although even by later in the day that might have changed with snowmelt. We layered up at treeline and while temps were more mild than forecast (not too much wind!), the summit of Lafayette was a bit blustery. Definitely felt like a wintery hike with drifting snow - not too difficult to cross - and absolutely incredible views in both directions to the snow-covered peaks. One of the clearest days I can remember in the Whites. We spent a good deal of time at Greenleaf, enjoying the warm sunshine, before heading down the messy but manageable Old Bridal Path. The conditions up there are changing day to day, especially with the weather coming in (which we were glad to miss). We were happy to have perhaps slightly overpacked but felt comfortable the whole way.  
Name
Name: C D 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-26 
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