Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Started at Lafayette Place and Spotted a car at the Basin 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were only small crossings on on Liberty spring trail were not a problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Old Bridal Path and Franconia Ridge Tr. was in good shape. If there were blazes between Little Haystack and Liberty Spring Tr. They are under the snow line. We were the first to cross there in a week or more. Lots of blow downs between Little Haystack and Liberty Springs trail. 1/4 of them you can duck under.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw one pup have fun today on the ridge 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day on the ridge. A bit windy up high early this morning but the wind died down as the day went on. There was one small icy section just below the peak of Lafayette from the hut. We wore snowshoes from car to car and it wasn't a problem.

We decided to continue across the ridge to decend Liberty Springs Trail from Little Haystack. We were able to find the trail most of the way except for a small section about 1/2 way. We got off trail and bushwhacked around a small peak until we found the trail again. It was very, very thick so be aware. There was a set of faint tracks from days ago. Maybe more. But there wind had blown them away. The snow is so deep up there, you are in the tree branches most of the time with blow downs thrown in everywhere. But once we got to to Liberty springs the trail was perfect for buttsledding and we made quick time down to the basin.
Name: Gumbyhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-09 
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