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, Liberty Spring Trail, bushwack, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all easily rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a lot of water on the ridge for Izzy, but he ate lots of snow and played in the brooks on Liberty Springs Trail. He didn't have any trouble with the ice. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started out in bare boots. ground was frozen when we started, so no mud, but it was mostly dry anyhow. some packed snow and ice up high, mostly avoidable, but our spikes came on and off a couple of times, before and just past the hut. They came off for good around treeline on our way up Lafayette. Across the ridge there wasn't much snow and ice; we were able to avoid it.

Lots of snow between Haystack and Liberty. By the time we got there it was soft enough to get a good grip, but consolidated enough we didn't posthole. Some fairly solid packed snow and ice across Liberty and Flume, continuing down the upper part of Liberty Springs, but we never needed our spikes again. My crampons got a free ride today, but I was glad i had both them and my spikes. It could be really dicey if it were colder and the snow and ice hadn't softened. It was wonderful to see Ed; thanks for leaving the treat on the car. We were delighted to meet Kevin and friends. Thanks Tim for another great day.  
Name: Lady Grey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 
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