Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Owl's Head, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Owl's Head Path, bushwhack, Franconia Brook Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lincoln Brook crossing just below Lincoln Slide drainage easy rockhop. 1st crossing after OH BW above thirteen falls was high kneep at least. 3points of contact pack unbuckled. Thirteen Falls crossing no issue ankle deep. crossings on Franconia Brook Trail to GRT no issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns on Garfield Ridge trail between Liberty Springs Tensite and Little Haystack. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple friendly doggos on the ridge 
Bugs: non biting  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: FRT to Little Haystack spring conditions with emerging monorail,bare ground and postholes aplenty. LH-Lafayette bare ground for the most part. *When descendingincoln Slide initially there are hip deep spruce traps. Otherwise no issue. LBT was snow free as well as up Owl's Path until the split rock where i put micros on.There are still heavy pockets of snow on the bushwhack over OH to Thirteen Falls.Franconia Brook Trail heading to GRT mostly bare ground until the last .8 miles where it was extremely difficult with multiple collapsing snow bridges often hip deep. GRT was postholed with monrail and the last push up befpre the Tentsite was mostly ice free and a literal waterfall with enough flow to wet my pack. it has subsided by thurs morning by quite a bit.Great conversation with the three others staying in the shelter as well. The water source is flowing well but tree needs to be reset  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-12 
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