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, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at both lots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Between little haystack and liberty needs some tree removals and also many on the osseo trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 all day 
Bugs: Saw a few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing… but did pick up a baseball hat.and thank you to the guy that carried the yellow sweatshirt out someone decided to leave 
Comments: Well we set off while the temps are still manageable. I barebooted from the lot to heading down from liberty (i wait until last minutes especially on the downs. Anything with slabs were open and free of snow. Once we hit the hut it was a little breezy and we started to put everything we had on. We were hot of course in about 2 minutes. Once we broke treeline it was mostly bare the entire way subtract very very small patches. We saw many going in the opposite direction. Saw some familiar faces doing possibly the same traverse as us, once we left little haystack it could have been a place for snowshoes but the hard back was such a thin line, some very painful falls would not have been so nice. There is still I would say maybe 4’ still between. Once we hit liberty springs trail it was a highway and unsure how anyone could posthole here but we saw some. The summit was bare again and it was nicely packed over to flume. We took spikes off for going on the rocky part before going back into the woods and outting the spikes back on. We saw 2 guys we tried to tell to not go down flume slide but they decided with their spikes to do it. We hope they made it out ok. Osseo was clearly a little less used with snowshoes but was still a decent pack. The ladders were a mess in my opinion. Some were bare but mostly all had nice hard ice at an angle on them. We went down slow and made it just fine. We then saw the snow level change back and forth and then we took our spikes off for good at 2600’. After this we cruised right on out the osseo and off to lincoln woods to the car. We got some views, under cast, and walking in thw clouds today. For sure happy for the clouds so the snow was not completely a mess the entire time. Great day out.  
Name: Danielle, Melissa, Scott, Lisa 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-23 
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