Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, North Lafayette, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Big Bickford Mountain, Scarface Mountain, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Skookumchuck Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Overflowing 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One BD on the Garfield ridge tr. has a herd path developing around it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs all day. Then bad black flies for the final bushwhack 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After hiking Garfield, Layfayette and Lincoln I returned to Gale river road via a bushwhack over Big Bickford and Scarface. The woods are very open over both peaks. The PVC register is gone on Big Bickford (as bryan already reported this past winter).

There are some difficult clear cut areas when you head east off of scarface. Nothing too bad though. I had planned to hit forest road 92A, however, I thought I passed it (an over-grown road covered in thorn bushes) and began heading east until I hit the Garfield trail. It turns out, I likely did not descend enough before I began slabing east. Still not a bad route.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-06-07 
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