Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Arrived just before 8AM, plenty of parking still available 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snowbridges, easily passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns, easily stepped over and ducked under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple good doggos 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Went up Old Bridle Path, across the ridge and down Falling Waters. Up Bridle Path was packed well and I just wore microspikes. There was one steep icy section where crampons would have been better, but it was short and I got around by using some exposed rock. Some small snowdrifts on the way up near the hut. After the hut on the way up to Lafayette the winds picked up significantly and stayed strong at the peak. Died down on the ridge between peaks but were still strong enough to push you around quite a bit at each peak (lincoln, little haystack). Wore microspikes the whole way across, but crampons would have been better for the ridge. Lots of icy steep sections and with the wind extra caution was needed with just spikes. Had two great buttsledding runs down the top of Falling Waters. Trail was well packed, towards the bottom with the waterfalls exposed to sun the snow got slushy and wet.  
Name: Bridget 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-09 
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