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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, Skookumchuck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room in the parking lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easily hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a headlamp on Falling Waters Trail that did not work, so I packed it out 
 
Comments
Comments: Many unprepared people out today. Snow starts part way up Falling Waters Trail, put on spikes, the snow is well packed. Put on snowshoes higher up Falling Waters for the televators. Passed a guy wearing crocs, and multiple others in sneakers, without microspikes. A few people we saw had microspikes, only saw 2 with snowshoes. The views on the ridge were great, it was a clear day. Past Lafayette on Franconia Ridge Trail and down Skookumchuck trail is unpacked, only saw one set of snowshoe tracks. Wore snowshoes here, powder is 6-8 inches deep, less at lower elevations. Only passed one person on Skookumchuck who was hiking up with only boots. My family went down Old Bridle Path and had to lend their snowshoes to a person wearing only sneakers who was slipping down the trail. He said he didn't think there would be snow in New Hampshire.  
Name
Name: Eli 
E-Mail
E-Mail: elihandlurie@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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