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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, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at LaFayette trailhead parking. We got a super late start (10am) and there was plenty of parking! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings on Liberty Spring Trail were not too bad...able to walk across the rocks using a pole for balance, a few rocks were slightly submerged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step overs and duck unders here and there, nothing that caused issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ours had an absolute blast as always :) Crossed paths with one other on our way up, and then one at LaFayette summit who was also having a blast and they got to play for a bit! 
Bugs
Bugs: Saw a few flying around. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost, nothing found. 
 
Comments
Comments: Absolutely amazing day for the ridge!!! Wore Hillsound Trail Crampons from the start, and took them off almost to the end of Liberty Spring Trail. Trails were mostly hard packed and a few bare/rock sections from start until after Little Haystack. The col from Little Haystack to Liberty had packed sections and also some drifts. Definitely needed to stay on trail...under the drifts was packed snow and ice, but one step off trail and there were knee deep and deeper post holes. Hard packed trails from Liberty to Flume and back over Liberty to the Liberty Spring Trail. Trail was hard packed, and some icy sections most of the way down, until the usual rocky/wet/water/mud section. We left our traction on because there were still some snow/ice sections. About a .25 mile from the trailhead we took off our traction. The bike path back to LaFayette parking was pretty much completely covered with slush/packed snow/loose granular. Our winter trail runners with studs were fine, otherwise I would have put traction back on for more efficiency. Stellar day with amazing views, perfect temps, and no wind!  
Name
Name: Marylyn Styles 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marylynstyles@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-04 
Link
Link: https://www.instagram.com/marylynstyles/ 
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