Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, herd path, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Lafayette Place. Six cars at 0730 (30 degrees), Five cars at 1715 (50 degrees) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable (for the moment) at on LST 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some downed trees on FRT from Haystack to LST need some. All surpassable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs today. 
Bugs: No bugs today. A bit breezy. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A great day for getting out on the ridge and hiking these peaks. Fantastic views in all directions. Clouds moved in around three as I was descending. A stiff breeze (10-15mph) on the ridge as advertised but was very bearable. Trail conditions were a mixed bag from start to finish but light traction is all that was needed. Hard packed snow on OBP lower with some ice patches up higher. Bear rock, ice and shin high drifts that were stepped through from other hikers (Thank you) on Greenleaf to the Laf summit. Same across the ridge and there was some small mud patches and puddles. Haystack to LST was hard packed if you stayed in the center and some pesky balling up of snow on the spikes. Previous hiker prints are faint in some areas, but critter footprints led the way. The trail is elevated so eye pokers abound. I came across one AT blaze that was at knee level. Nice mostly packed trail to Liberty and Flume. Packed snow and some ice on LST upper, bear rock, wet, flowing, trail on LST lower. Bike path had bear and hard snow patches; I barebooted. Most treacherous are the underpasses that have water covered ice.  
Name: Dave D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-05 
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