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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette , NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: no problems 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock and Ice chunk hopping on Falling Water- No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of large blowdowns with walk arounds, one on Falling Water and one on Bridal Path 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Too icy on the ridge 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Left a pair of Black Diamond Mittens at the West side of Lafayette parking (through the tunnel) Please e-mail me if you found them. Thanks 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day in the mountains. Up Falling Water trail-a bit lumpy from some postholing and frozen tracks but overall quite easy. Water crossings required some rock/ice chunk hopping but again, easy. The Ridge is Bullet proof iced snow and solid ice requiring full crampons for safe navigation. This holds from Haystack to most of the way to Greenleaf hut. Bridal Path is beautiful consolidated trail. Very little wind on the ridge (6-10 MPH max) with plenty of sun giving way to high clouds as the day went on. Gorgeous day for this hike. Saw no one until descending off of Lafayette. Then traffic picked up.  
Name
Name: Joe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Joebraz@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-03-09 
Link
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