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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lafayette place one car when I arrived thirteen when I left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable, water is low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Franconia ridge trail between Little Haystack and Liberty spring intersection has many blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs just one huge porcupine that scared the heck out of me. First thought bear cub.. it was dark😀  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Originally headed for Bonds but last minute change. OBP is in great shape well packed with some minimal ice and bare rocks showing. Greenleaf trail to Mt. Lafayette is also in great shape with a mix of packed snow,rocks,ice and frozen drifts. Franconia ridge trail is also in great shape with the exception of the stretch between Little Haystack and Liberty Springs intersection. The trail is postholed,branches at eye level and blowdowns. It's still fine to navigate with little issue. The rest of the way to the summit of Mt Liberty and Mt Flume is a mix of packed monorail, and unconsolidated snow. Liberty spring trail is in great shape as well. There is definitely some soft snow and bare ground at lower level. I was able to wear micros for entire hike-but I was glad I had snowshoes just in case.



 
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-01 
Link
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