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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking ample; a few other cars when we returned. None when we started. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All minor, easily crossed by rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns up high, easily walked around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My pup loved it. She's older, mid-sized and had one scramble just before getting above treeline. I expect a younger pup would have no difficulty.  
Bugs
Bugs: None anywhere at the start, a few on descent in the afternoon - no bites yet, no bugspray 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail is in great shape aside from a couple bigger blowdowns that can be walked around. There were a few muddy areas that are mostly avoidable and higher up, a melting monorail in places with walkable trail on either side (no traction needed.) No snow above treeline that we saw; all walking up there was dry and easy. Views were great today, despite patchy cloudcover, and the alpine flowers are just about to bloom. Be sure to carry warm layers in your pack bc the summit is still cold. Overall: gorgeous spring hike with almost no bugs.  
Name
Name: Nina 
E-Mail
E-Mail: nina.gilmore@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-02 
Link
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