Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at 8AM 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blow down below hut, easy to get under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper had a great time, several other doggies out have fun 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Spectacular blue bird day with low winds and not a cloud in the sky, could see for miles. Most were going up Falling Waters, but decided to out an back on Old Bridle Path since that is a favorite with more opportunities to enjoy the view today. Trails going up to the hut were hard packed, quick and easy. Center of path was solid, but lots of post holes on both sides from earlier soft trails. Above treeline was a mix of mostly snow/ice and occasional bare spots. More rocks exposed along ridge line, but kept spikes on for duration. Trail soften up for the trip down, and thought of using snowshoes, but didn't really need to switch. There were a few spots where spikes had trouble gripping through the loose granular snow, but few and far between. Lots of boot skiing. Later this week as temps stay higher, trail may soften, and snowshoes may be needed. A few people were out w/o spikes or traction, and it looked pretty dangerous, no gripping & no breaking through the ice covered snow, ugh.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-21 
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