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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: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lafayette Place one vehicle on arrival approx 9 on return. Lot is well plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One ice bridged the others are easy stepovers. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a couple of walkunders on OPB, several blowdowns on FRT between Little Haystack and Liberty Springs Intersection.Most are duck unders a few crawl unders. Between Liberty and Flume there are two blowdowns which I think will be taken care of today. Thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 beautiful doggo today 
Bugs
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Packed out a NH snowmobile plate antique #1467. Pretty beat up. if yours lmk 
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful sunrise hike of Mt Lafayette and beyond. Started a little too early took shelter on lee side of Hut layered up and warmed up. Moderate winds for sunrise soon subsided with tons of sun. I was able to wear hillsounds until shortly after descending from Little Haystack and beyond the viewpoint(I wish I had packed
a pair of older spikes as a lot of the ridge is bare rock and soft ice) . At this point until LST intersection there was heavy drifting throughout with a few amazingly spectacular drifts. Almost unbelievable.The trail was tough to follow in a few spots.The tree tops have been lowered to eye and face level. I managed quite a cut on my nose... From LS intersection to Mt Flume the trail was solid and in nice shape with much less drifting micros would've been fine.I switched back to hillsounds at approx 2400 feet. It was awesome chatting with NETC royalty on the trail today just below the tentsite as well as the other 8 hikers out enjoying this beautiful morning. It was nice talking to the photographer at the parking lot.  
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-16 
Link
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