|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, October 29, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lafayette parking lot had one other car. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings were easily managed. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|| A couple of blowdowns on OBP but easy to get over/under |
||no dogs |
|Lost and Found:
||Another annual FW/FR/GL/OBP in the books. Relatively great trail conditions as rime ice is still not significant and temps, while cold, were not bad (26 at Lafayette summit) Light NW winds made for a very reasonable 18 wind chill. Light snow was coming down most of the day but little or no accumulation until about 1pm. |
Falling Waters was wet but a layer of frozen granular above 3,200 actually made it a little grippier than just the wet rock. No need for microspikes. The ridge had a dusting over some frozen granular but no extra traction needed. Lafayette summit to Greenleaf hut required microspikes to be on the safe side but not a lot of rime. Old Bridle was frozen granular but no ice.
Only saw 3 other people.
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.