|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 19, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Lafayette Place. The hiker parking area on the left as you get off the highway has not been plowed - had to pull some folks out first thing this morning. The hiker parking area to the right where the bike path goes under the highway was plowed. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
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|Lost and Found:
||Snowshoes up to Lafayette and over to Lincoln. Changed to microspikes from Lincoln to Little Haystack. Easily could have done micros from Lafayette to Little Haystack, which is a mix of rock, ice, and exposed sections of trail, with areas of deeper snow. Neither snowshoes or micros were ideal; most people were wearing micros. Snowshoes back on at Little Haystack and for the rest of the hike. |
Franconia Ridge between Little Haystack and the Liberty Spring Trail had at least 4 people in snowshoes on it, so its broken out but could use a little more tlc from more people with snowshoes.
Early in the morning Old Bridal Path was well packed up to the Hut. Franconia Ridge between Liberty and Flume was also well packed by early afternoon. Descending Liberty Springs Trail there are still hard pieces in the snow, so care is needed.
Nice to meet and talk with Liam Cooney and Heat Lightening.
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.