Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: OBP / FW lot is plowed and the bathrooms are year round (thank you!) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Despite the fact that you can see open and flowing water, there are currently stable snow bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing new!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw multiple dogs today and nearly all of them were on leashes or under voice control. Thank you!  
Bugs: No snowfleas today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing today.  
Comments: Lincoln for sunrise as an out-and-back on the Falling Waters Trail (I already have Lafayette for March). At least 25 people were in the parking lot, when I got there. I was always within earshot of other hikers, on the ascent, which is both spooky and reassuring (in the dark!).
The trail is excessively postholed but was well packed and firm this morning (noting that I was back in the parking lot by 930am so well before the sun was hitting the FW trail). Light traction was fine this morning but I would definitely recommend bringing snowshoes if you are planning on a day hike of this trail.
Franconia Ridge is bony with icy spots and even exposed rock. Light traction worked well for this.
Saw people that I know, met people that I know from IG, and had an awesome sunrise show. Great morning!!  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-12 
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