Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed lot - plenty of room 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were stable ice bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs but saw what looked like some sort of mole scurrying around above treeline 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A great day by December standards. Went clockwise to have the wind at our backs, which turned out to be a good choice. The entire loop has been broken out very well and in 95% of spots is a firm snowshoe track in great condition. The summit cone of Lafayette is covered in rime and frozen snow, but traction was good with the Hillsounds. We wore spikes start to finish with no trouble or post holes. There are a few deep drfts on the ridge but the wind has compacted them into mostly stable rime/granular. Not really any ice to speak of. For today, traction did the job well but a few people had snowshoes. Either will work until conditions change.  
Name: Ross 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-07 
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