Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed, plenty of space available 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged. The ice seemed stable in the morning. Not sure how the warmer afternoon temps impacted the crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met 3 well behaved dogs, the ice might be tough for most dogs but the 3 we met were very experienced hiking dogs 
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: Went up Falling Waters first to get the water crossings over with as I was not sure what to expect. The crossings were all very stable, ice was solid, but still need to take care. Hard packed snow and ice on the trails up and down, the ridge was a mix of ice and bare ground and a few sections with packed snow. Probably the most challenging was heading back down Old Bridle Path where there is a big snow field that could have been treacherous and also the ice on Agony Ridge below the hut to the view points was thick and required great care to go down. I had full crampons and should have put them on but Hillsounds were adequate. Took our time and all was fine. Fantastic day!!  
Name: danielle 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-26 
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