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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, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 6, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: to the people who left the mess at the flume slide juction, don't worry, we packed all of your trash out. 
 
Comments
Comments: nicely packed snowshoe track to the hut and on to treeline. windpacked crusty with some drifts then boiler plate and ice on the steep slope just below the summit of lafayette. along the ridge it was mostly windpacked snow with some ice and drifting in sections.


beyond little haystack there was a partially broken track to the liberty springs junction well broken now, but still soft.


packed snowshoe track over liberty and flume and down the osseo trail. the steeps on osseo around the ladders are well filled in with snow. lincoln woods trail packed snow out to the parking lot.



we wore snowshoes until just below lafayette then crampons to the summit and across the ridge. back to snowshoes below little haystack for the rest of the hike.


spectacular day on the ridge. lots of wind along with amazing views as the ridge cleared off. truly exhilarating. a great day to finish a single season winter 48. congratulations to cynthia on her finish as well and to joe for picking up a few more peaks towards his. great day to be in the mountains.

 
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-06 
Link
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