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, January 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of Parking at Lafayette Place 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few between Little Haystack and Flume 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great conditions for Toby and Dylan. Saw many other happy pups out there 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Old Bridle Path: Nice and packed. No need for snowshoes, though one could use them if desired
Greenleaf Trail from the hut to Lafayette: A mix of ice and snow. The snowfield just below the summit is firm and a bit icy. The dogs and I were fine going up in Hillsounds, but can see how traction would be preferred (especially if coming down that way)
Franconia Ridge Trail from Lafayette to Little Haystack: A mix of ice and snow. Light traction is best; there isn't quite enough snow to snowshoe comfortably
Franconia Ridge Trail from Little Haystack to Liberty: You'll need snowshoes. Currently, there's a very nice track but it's not yet packed down. Let's firm it up a little more!
Franconia Ridge Trail from Liberty to Flume: I wore snowshoes as the footbed isn't super firm yet, though the majority of people I saw were in spikes. One can get away with spikes, but the trail would be so much lovelier if a few more folks packed it down over the next couple days
Liberty Springs Trail: Smooth highway. In beautiful shape
Franconia Notch Recreation Path: All packed out thanks to snowmobile traffic

A beautiful, windless day up on the ridge made even more special thanks to bumping into many friends. Conditions were excellent for dogs, and my two had a blast.  
Name: LRiz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-05 
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