Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 22, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My girl "bare-pawed" the entire trip,and had a great time. No Traction issues for her and no tough spots - she fell behind me when the trail needed to be broken. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a purple 6' Lupine Leash 
Comments: I wore snowshoes the entire trip until 1/3 way down Osseo Trail. My friend wore microspikes. We saw 7 others on the Lafayette/Lincoln loop who only wore crampons, although full crampons were not needed today. Old Bridle Path solidly packed out. After the hut, some significant drifts required trail breaking from the hut until 2/3 up the dome of Lafayette, the conditions turned to rime ice (sp?) which was fine with light traction. Coming off Lafayeette and over to Lincoln quite a bit more significant drifts requiring breaking as every one was postholing. From Little Haystack to Liberty Springs lots of snow covered low hanging branches and 4-6 of new snow or snow drifts filled the packed trail underneath. Well packed up Liberty and over to Flume (met 2 more dogs). Top 3rd of Osseo was packed but not super solid, and as we descended the trail really consolidated into a sidewalk for the rest of the way out. Super Day - bright sunshine all day and even with the stiff winds on Lafayette it was still warm enough for just one fleece shirt, a hat and gloves.  
Name: The German and The Shepherd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-01-23 
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