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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, bushwhack, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 1, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: More ice on west side of 93 at Lafayette parking than east side in the morning. All melted by days end. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Liberty Spring all easily rock hopped. Water levels low and rocks ice free late in the afternoon. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of ice right now. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Microspikes worn from lookout ledges on OBP until back to car. Could have helped even on first section. Lots of soft ice going up OBP and down Liberty Spring. Micros worked fine on both. Out of hikers met it was a mix of micros or crampons.


Sounded like Falling Waters Tr. may have been more difficult descending than the Liberty Spring Tr.. Some kind of traction necessary. 3 hikers said they carefully picked their way up Flume Slide using micros. Franconia Ridge was mostly packed (few small drifts).


Snowshoes could have been used between Little Haystack and Liberty Spring jct. but packed down by 3 hikers today. Got very wet from the trees in this section. Smooth hiking over to Flume--very little ice and nicely packed trail.


Beautiful Jan. 1st. One layer worn all day with mild temps and minimal wind. Interesting views with the clouds throughout the day.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cockerbuff@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-01 
Link
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