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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty when I started and packed when I got done. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance 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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: They`re out!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Mr Insignificant 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-17 
Link
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