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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the Skookumchuck trailhead. 
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: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape. There is a duck-under leaner about 3 miles or so up the Skookumchuck trail which doesn't appear too solid. It's not quite a widowmaker but it would make a good bump on your noggin.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw a couple which seemed to be carrying on just fine. 
Bugs
Bugs: Hardly any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: I had wanted to do this loop last Saturday but I'm glad I waited. The Skookumchuck Trail is a pleasure and a fine alternative to the trails in the notch. Judging by the amount of cobwebs I broke in the morning I'd guess I was the first one on this trail today. In fact I didn't see a single person until I hit the GRT where quite a few NOBO's were making their way. At the summit there were many dozens of folks around but even still I stayed for an hour snapping pics and soaking up the sun. Below the hut maybe 20 people were making their way up as I was descending. Hardly anyone on the bike path. A great day to be outside!

PS: I saw a DOT sign just N of exit 32 on the southbound side which was flashing a message about road work starting Monday between exits 30 and 33.  
Name
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-30 
Link
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