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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was first at 7AM at the Route 3 parking area and there were 8 other cars there at 3PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several easy crossings on the Skookumchuck Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few trees down across the Skookumchuck Trail that were step over, duck under or walk around. Many broken branches on the trail, I was able to throw off most. I also opened up a few waterbars with my heel and hiking stick. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 3 today. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: A great day to be above tree line with temps from 30 to 60 and clear blue sky and a light breeze at times. The snow from last week had thawed and refrozen several times over recent days and was slippery on the shady and north side of the ridge. Microspikes helped to get traction. The trail south of Lafayette to Little Haystack was easy going with dry rocks and dirt and soft snow. Saw about 40 people today and 3 dogs.  
Name
Name: Rick S. 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-21 
Link
Link: http:// 
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