Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Water Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path, abandoned old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Front row parking at 915. I wish it was always like that 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues today but it was apparent whatever crossings existed will not b 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No real issues along all trails listed, a few blowdowns but tough to gauge as the snow pack is still really high 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of dogs out today enjoying the day. It should be noted, it was obvious some irresponsible dog owner took there dog in the same direction yesterday, the amount of blood was insane and it was hard to not notice it. I hope the dog is OK. 
Bugs: Several folks without traction. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is one boot with traction on it. I am not sure if this person got at least partially raptured, or appeared in an episode of Mythbusters where he was knocked out of his boots 
Comments: A splendid day was had overlooking Henry's Woods. We opted to go up Falling Waters Trail and had absolute drag strip conditions. The guy in charge of the signs must have quit because they are all really low. I guess he took the winter off. We had great conditions across the ridge, its pretty boney with straight up bullet ice in a lot of spots. I don't know how people do this without traction. I love cheap thrills, but maybe I have softened in my old age because this is now how I get my kicks anymore. Coming off Lafayette was interesting as there is a whole bunch of expected aforementioned bullet ice. Really tough in this section especially by the spring. We had an extended stop at the hut in which I was able to work on my farmers tan in my t shirt. Despite the sun and warming temps, we had great conditions on the way out. However this is going to change in the next few days. We opted to go the abandoned Bridle Path, moreso because after 100 feet we started to post hole and at this point we where committed - or about to be committed. We postholed the abandoned section of Old Bridal to shave off some mileage, was fun at the end of the day  
Name: The Teal Goat & Bradygirl1 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-09 
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