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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water levels on Falling Waters are quite high -- your feet will get wet on crossings five or six times, sometimes up to your knees. And the water is freezing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Be prepared for wet feet on Falling waters, with water levels high enough that rock jumping is impossible. We put microspikes on a little over a mile in. After the second mile, the trail was completely snow packed. There was minimal ice up Falling waters. We caught a foggy, windy day on the ridge, but it was passable. Definitely still winter at the top of Lafayette.

By far the worst part of the trail was going down Greenleaf -- I wish we had more than just cross spikes, as the trail was completely iced over in patches. I would recommend starting up Old Bridle and finishing down Falling waters for this reason. There was ice in patches down Old Bridle and slick rocks in others, so it was annoying to keep yanking spikes on and off  
Name
Name: LIK2105 
E-Mail
E-Mail: lik2105@columbia.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-18 
Link
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