|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Bike path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 23, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Many blowdowns on Franconia Ridge Trail between Liberty Spring Trail and Little Haystack. I did clear some of the branches, but didn't have time to do a proper job. Bring a saw. |
|Lost and Found:
||Night and day conditions between early morning and end of the day. In the early morning, Liberty Spring Trail and out-and-back on Franconia Ridge over to Flume were in excellent shape with a nice snowshoe track, but I suspect the trail was shredded by the end of the day. The section of Franconia Ridge between Liberty Spring and Little Haystack had seen very little traffic before noontime; myself and 2 others. Snow was 6" to 12" with deeper drifts. Mixed conditions on Franconia Ridge, trace snow, ice and exposed rock, to deeper snow and drifts in places. |
Bare-booted the Bike Path, snowshoes all the way to Greenleaf Hut. Had to abandon my snowshoes at Greenleaf Hut because the track had been destroyed, kept rolling my ankles, and snowshoes didn't seem safe, so microsipkes all the way on Old Bridle Path.
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.