|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 16, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Significant |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Many blowdowns, especially along Twinway. Be careful not to lose the trail between South Twin and Guyot. These blowdown will be very hard to see around when the snow deepens. When in doubt, go straight! |
|Lost and Found:
||Was hoping to say "No more mud", but Bondcliff trail still has quite a bit of mud under the snow. |
This was an exhausting Pemi Loop. In my opinion, what we have now is the worst possible snow condition for hiking. It's a essentially 6-12+" of fluffy powder obscuring all the rocks and features of the trail. This means you don't know where you are stepping. Below that unforgiving powder are jagged rocks, many of which are covered in verglas, particularly around the gnarly bit between Lafayette and South Twin. Use caution. I also had to wade through waist deep drifts around Guyot. Oh, and the winds were enough to knock me off my feet too. It wasn't a total fiasco, but it was not a fun day on the Pemi.
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.