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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, North Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Skookumchuck Trail, bushwhack, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the tramway parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A low duck-under and a couple small step-overs on the Skook. Otherwise, a-ok! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: They were there, but not really biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Originally planned to do an out-and-back to Lafayette from the tramway, but time was on my side, so when I got to the top, I changed my plan and decided to do a loop via the Garfield Ridge and Skookumchuck trails, with a walk on the bike path to finish it off. On the way down Skook, at about 2,340' elevation, I decided to bushwhack from the trail to the bike path where the trail veers away from the brook. In doing so, I shaved about 2 miles and 150 ft. of gain off the hike! In the end, the whole thing was about 9.5 mi long with 3,500 ft. of gain, and it took 4.25 hrs not including breaks.

Oh yeah, the views were to die for! Best day I've had on the Franconia Ridge, and one of the best hiking days weather-wise period!  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-07-16 
Link
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