Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Miska could have used snowshoes as well, as we shared in the post-holing misery!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A perfect sunny day to traverse the L's of Franconia Ridge! Thanks to the spring conditions and midweek timing I had the summits all to myself, a first for me especially on Lafayette :) Took my chances going light and fast without snowshoes, definitely regretted that decision once I hit the saddle between Haystack and Liberty where the snow was very weak. First mile or so of Greenleaf on the way up was pretty post-holy as well but the worst of it was definitely on the saddle. Otherwise spikes were coming on and off throughout the day, bare-booted most of the way across the ridge (which was mostly dry!) as any snow that hadn't melted was super soft and slushy. The way down Liberty Spring trail the snow was firm and strong and we enjoyed some hard-earned miles of stable conditions and NOT sinking up to our hips :) take the snowshoes!  
Name: Julia & Miska pup!!  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-24 
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