|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Franconia Ridge Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bushwhack, Franconia Notch Bike Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, February 12, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Only one car in the Lafayette Place West lot at 730, many cars at 1400 |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||a bunch of easy ones on Flume Slide Trail |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Drifty under the highway. I wore spikes until the the first view point and switched to snowshoes. Old Bridle is very well packed. It starts getting very drifty by the hut, and I chose to switch back to spikes after treeline going up to Lafayette but snowshoes would also be fine. I postholed on the ridge through a few drifts. Switched back to snowshoes to break trail from Little Haystack until a quarter mile before the Liberty Spring Trail junction when two other guys were breaking trail heading the opposite way (a stroke of luck for us both). Well packed from the junction to Flume. Saw one other hiker on Liberty. Buttslid down Flume Slide (thanks for the past report that suggested this, it was awesome fun!) and there was a well defined snowshoe track as well. Liberty Springs trail is very well packed, and there are a lot of friendly snowmobilers on the bike path.|
I got lucky today, there was no wind at all and visibility was incredible!
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.