|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln (attempt), NH|
||Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 8, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||all easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||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:
||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.
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.