Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 18, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easily crossed on falling waters trail. Snow bridges disappearing fast. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: no issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: didn't see any 
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: 2 pounds. regained it back pigging out after hike. 
Comments: Beautiful "winter" hike. Felt like I was cheating and shouldn't count this as a winter hike. Microspikes up falling waters early in morning were perfect. Extremely warm day for March. Some pockets of ice and snow on ridge but barebooted with no issues. Saw no one until Lafayette, then maybe 60 or more people hiking. Was almost too hot on the way down from Lafayette, probably 60 degrees. Snow softened considerably by then and was pretty slippery with the microspikes but manageable. Avoided post holing all day by sticking tightly to the monorail.

An exceptional day, felt great to be above treeline  
Name: finnski 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-03-19 
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