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: Friday, January 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking on both sides of 93.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ice is getting thinner on some waterways. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, but nothing significant. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few very steep inclines that some dogs may find challenging. 
Bugs: Hibernation 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Took Falling Waters trail up and the Old Bridle Path down. Unbelievably beautiful day, with low wind, endless vistas, and cool temperatures even at the peaks. FW trail was mostly in good condition, the trail being well-packed and solid, though there was some slightly softer snow towards the peaks. Greenleaf was in much the same shape as FW, while the OBP was in near perfect condition. Franconia Ridge has been almost entirely swept down to bare rock due to exposure, which is a strange sight to see in late January. Should the colder temperatures persist, and no snow fall, all one should need is a set of microspikes, or something comparable, and poles to make it through the loop.  
Name: Brettski 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-01 
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