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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: Friday, February 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed and plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step-overs on Falling Waters 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails below treeline packed out nicely--Very easy going up and down.

Above treeline some expected drifting and spots of black ice here and there. Wore snowshoes car to car but was definitely a handful of spots on ridge where spikes or full crampons were the proper choice. Wind was ripping and took it slow and the snowshoes worked---FWIW worked out with some of the drifting in the cols between the peaks. If I walked it again immediately would probably throw on the crampons around the hut and take the few posthole chances to navigate the ice patches a bit quicker.

Beautiful day on Franconia Ridge  
Name
Name: EAKenRea 
E-Mail
E-Mail: benewfang@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-21 
Link
Link: http://www.instagram.com/p/B813pI5gKXp/ 
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