|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH|
||Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, February 6, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|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. ||
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.