Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All of the crossings on Falling waters were open but easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many branches in the trail down low. A couple of tree tops and a medium birch across the trail on Greenleaf.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pretty icy for the pups 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A few inches of new snow on the hard crust and packed trail. Nicely broken out up to the hut. When I left the trees, I switched over to crampons. There is one scary spot a couple hundred yards from the summit on the left of the big boulders with the spring. The crampons easily held but nonetheless, it is a no fall zone. I am new to crampons so perhaps it is just a case of trusting my equipment. Icy conditions all the way across the ridge. Switched back to snowshoes as I entered the trees below the Little Haystack summit. I thought that Falling Waters trail was particularly lumpy under the news snow. Some from a barebooter today and also from previous footprints that are now frozen. Along the brook, the trail has a many chunks of ice and snow that must be crossed during the descent. The person ahead of me did an excellent job picking a safe route. The "strata" of snow thorough the season was visible where the flood waters had washed away the snow bridges. The weather was near perfect for a dash across the ridge. Great to see Ed, Guy, Skip, John and June along the way.  
Name: TimC 
E-Mail: tjcharboneau(at) 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-03-08 
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