Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. Lot is in great shape. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges in tact. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lafayette summit sign and warning signs at Falling Waters/Franconia Ridge/Shining Rock intersection are buried.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots, all very good puppers having the best day - especially the one towing his owner down OBP in what started as a buttsled but turned into a belly sled.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found: One black and gray Hikenture gaitor on OBP between Lafayette and the hut. Left at the parking/camping sign at FW/OBP trailhead. See Lost and Found in the White Mountains FB for photo. 
Comments: What an absolute gift of a day! A pre-solstice treat from Mother Nature. Not a cloud in the sky, minimal wind, views to Vermont, and an excellent trail. Spikes door to door but with the warmth, snowshoes will be best to keep the trail in shape. Lots of folks carrying them, only one person wearing them. FW was packed and fast. The ridge was bony between Haystack and Lincoln, with exposed rock and dry trail in spots. Lincoln to Lafayette was packed and loose powder, and some sections could use a good snowshoe pack. OBP was getting squishy on the way down, just after noon. Mashed potatoes, just enough for minimal balling. Opted for the tush express in several sections.  
Name: samihoman 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-12 
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