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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Falling Waters Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking in Skookumchuck lot off route 3 (exit 35 from I-93) and in Bridle Path/FW lot in Franconia Notch 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings (Falling Waters) were easy. Plenty of rocks to walk on. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Skookumchuck could use a little brushing here and there. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: A few large, strange-looking flying insects on Lafayette's summit. They didn't bite or sting...they just looked odd. Big suckers with golden wings. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a white cotton washcloth while descending Falling Waters Trail. It's now hanging on the sign by the trailhead (by BP/FW parking lot). 
 
Comments
Comments: Fun day with friends Tammy and Emma. Perfect weather. Lots of people on the ridge, but not as many as I'd expected. We ate lemon bars on Lafayette and lollipops on Lincoln. Trip report will be posted on our website Tuesday morning. Saw six NOBO thru-hikers...gave them some lemon bars and wished them well.

Skookumchuck Trail is a lovely alternative to the typical BP ascent. Never gets steep and meaders through lovely woods. Now my favorite way up Lafayette.  
Name
Name: TrishAlexSage 
E-Mail
E-Mail: patriciaellisherr@post.harvard.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-08-25 
Link
Link: http://www.trishalexsage.com 
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