Lafayette and Lincoln loop 3/20/2011


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Lyme, New Hampshire
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trails: Old Bridle Path, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail

Conditions: Lower sections were well-tracked and bare-bootable. Somewhat icy above. Some bare rock on the ridge. Brook crossings were all easy; but could be more difficult as soon as there is more significant melting. A couple of blowdowns on upper Falling Waters Trail.

Equipment: I was glad for full crampons on the icier, steeper segments of trail, though others seemed to be doing O.K. with microspikes or snowshoes. Poles very helpful. I carried - but did not use - snowshoes, and did not posthole at all. However, there was plenty of evidence that others had been postholing (probably on the Saturday, which was warmer).

Comments: An absolutely gorgeous day to be in the mountains. Lots of hikers out enjoying the day.

Photos from this hike can be seen at:[email protected]/sets/72157626192351729/


NH4K: Elizabeth 48/48; Gracie 38/48; Salty 37/48

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