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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at The Basin Parking Lot (east side of I-93) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing major 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day with great trail conditions. Liberty Spring Trail to Liberty was in excellent shape, as was Franconia Ridge Trail between Liberty and Flume. The trail between Little Haystack and Lafayette, the descent via Greenleaf Trail and Old Bridal Path, and the return to the car via Franconia Notch Bike Path were all in great shape. We used light traction the whole way.

However, the trail between Liberty (in particular, from the intersection between FRT and Liberty Spring Trail) and Little Haystack is a bit rough. It has postholes, and there's some loose snow there. Still, with careful footing, we were sinking at most an inch or two with light traction. (Due to the postholes, narrow trail, and the trail being reasonably well packed already, it might be a bit annoying/impractical to snowshoe.) We came across several other groups on this section, almost all with light traction and one group with snowshoes, maybe around 10 people in total, so I think the trail will be a little better packed down now.  
Name
Name: Anish A 
E-Mail
E-Mail: aathalye@me.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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