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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of spots in the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings on FW are rock hoppable but the water is moving fast and will likely get much more challenging as the snow melts. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Up Falling Waters the snow was packed and stable, not much ice. Everyone wearing spikes. Stream crossings were just challenging enough to be entertaining but I can see in the next couple of weeks it getting a lot more difficult. Some of those crossings do not appear to offer any other options anywhere near where the trail crosses. "Just going upstream a little ways to find another spot", isn't really an option on this trail. The ridge is mostly exposed rock with enough ice to justify keeping the spikes on. Much more snow on the Greenleaf and Old Bridle Path. A few inches of fresh snow over ice made for a tricky descent in spots. Snowshoes could be worn just for traction but snow depth didn't require them. Be aware of the drastic weather difference between below/above treeline. Sunny beautiful day with nearly no wind coming up FW. We were surprised to see well equipped folks coming back down that were turned around by the wind/cold on the ridge. Unclear if this is the "Last Traverse" effect of people erring on the side of caution but it was entirely manageable on the ridge with basic winter gear.  
Name
Name: Dylan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dylan925@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-05 
Link
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