|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, Liberty Spring Trail, bushwack, bike path|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, April 18, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||all easily rock hopped |
|Trail Maintenance 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:
||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.
||Lady Grey |
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.