|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Bike path, bushwhack, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, March 21, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Standing/Running Water on Trail |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Even with all the water the crossings were not a problem. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Wow, what a day! Shorts and t-shirt from start to finish with temps in the mid 60's on the summits! A great day to relax and enjoy the views. I barebooted all day except for the section between the Liberty Spring/Franconia Ridge junction to Falling Water junction. Started to bareboot that section but quickly swithced to snowshoes. I was still sinking in those but not as deep or as often but it was tough going. The ridge is practically snow free except for in the trees.|
I barebooted going down OBP but most others were wearing traction. Traction would definitely help but didn't want to deal with traction on all the exposed rock. The monorail on OBP is solid and I never postholed. Bill and Jim thanks for the ride back to the Basin.
||Steve Corcoran |
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.