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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: There were lots of Northeastern Ice Flies migrating eastward at 50mph up on Franconia Ridge, hard enough to hurt when they flew into unprotected skin. Otherwise no issues with bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge (From Little Haystack to half way up to Lincoln)

Falling water trail was well broken, no need for snowshoes. There were occasional drifts that were a few feet deep up on the ridge, but most of that trail was either packed or bare. Microspikes (or even better, hillsound trail crampns) were appropriate for the whole way, and I would not have wanted to have snow shoes.

We ended up turning back because we were not able to safely proceed along the ridge due to high wind, and waning daylight, and cold extremities.  
Name
Name: Robb 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-09 
Link
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