|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, April 22, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No issues. |
||Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All open on Liberty Spring Tr. but easily passable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few relatively new blowdowns on the lower section of Old Bridle Path. A few on Franconia Ridge between Little Haystack and Liberty and again between Liberty and Flume - but none of it is problematic. |
||A short traverse on the north side of Lincoln may be problematic. It is easily avoided by staying on the rocks. Roped Cinnilla and did just that. The rest she handled with ease - incl. the icy ascent along the Greenleaf Tr. |
|Lost and Found:
||A new batch of fresh snow covered the trails. In some places it is just a dusting in other areas there were 4-6" drifts - but not problematic. Carried snowshoes but used microspikes (Georg) and Hillsounds (Per) all the way. The section between Little Haystack and Liberty still has at least 3' of snow - and some sections feel more like a bushwack. Lower part of Liberty Spring Tr. is almost completely snowfree.|
Surprisingly few people on the trail for what was a beautiful day - but met 2 hikers from Alabama who were hiking the Appalachian Tr!! Quite a story.
Georg is now 2 peaks short of completing the grid in April.
||Georg, Cinnilla & Per |
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.