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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Lafayette Place Parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mostly Frozen, easily crossed without complications ... but thawing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few happy hounds bounding down Old Bridle Path 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Packed powder heading up to the Greenleaf Hut. Not nearly as much snow as you'd think for a January hike. Periodically patches of ice on steeper rock slabs. Everyone, incidentally, was wearing spikes today. Lafayette was well trampled and a big group of AMC hikers came through and celebrated a member's 48th winter peak. Congrats to him!
The Ridge heading towards Lincoln and Lil Haystack was a packed powder sidewalk with occasional patches of bare rocks and even dirt. Tough on the micro-spikes. Falling Waters Trail was more of the same - packed powder with the occasional icy slab all the way back to the parking lot. While the weather was overcast, there was virtually no wind and temps in the 30s. Most of my cold weather gear - puffy jacket, wind jacket, gaiters and snowshoes ended up staying in backpack the whole day. All in all, felt more like an early Spring hike than a Winter hike.  
Name
Name: warmsummersun 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robertcfinnathotmaildotcom 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-02 
Link
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