|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bike path|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, April 17, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty when I started and packed when I got done. |
||Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There were no problems until 2500ft of elevation and lower on Liberty Springs Trail. Some of the trail is completely washed out with water running in the trail. There was also 2 blow downs that looked like they were fresh if you will. The winter monorail was going under both blowdowns. |
||They`re out!! |
|Lost and Found:
||It was a perfect day on the ridge. The only issue was the rain coming off the trees from Liberty to Flume and back. I was soaked completely!!|
Olde Bridle Path: Hard packed monorail with an inch of new snow: I wore hillsounds and snowshoes once I got to the steeps.
Greenleaf Trail: I started out with snow shoes, but it wasn`t long until I switched to hillsounds. Combination of hard packed monorail and once above tree line ice, rock and glacial terrain.
Franconia Ridge to just beyond the junction of Falling Waters trail: ice and rock, and snow. I used hillsounds.
Once You drop off Franconia ridge to Liberty, things got interesting. Same as CD`s report last week, it was mainly a bushwhack. I was able to see evidence of a trail sometimes but with the new snow, it became interesting. But I really had fun focusing to stay high on the ridge, look for trees that had been trimmed and small greens that folks had stepped on this winter. It all helped me to move fairly quickly. snowshoes
Going to Flume from Liberty. Trail was alright but I go soaked with the rising temps and southern exposure. Just part of the experience. snowshoes
Liberty Springs Trail: Stabled monorail all the way until 2500ft. Read water crossings. snowshoes until I got to the areas that were washed out, then old microspikes
Bike Path: still has snow on it for now and was like slush.
||Mr Insignificant |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.