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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails
Trails: Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Skookumchuck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Skook, as always, we carspotted at Lafayette Place and where fine at 0745 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings are easily hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a significant number of blowdowns on Skook, at and around 3500. It looks like the few wind events we have had recently took about a dozen down at this elevation. Most are saw worthy, maybe 2 ax worthy, and one is chainsaw/crosscut (18" with a 12"). It should be noted also Blazeman has returned blazed in bright orange spray paint the route of the old Skookumchuck Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No doggoes out 
Bugs
Bugs: The stiff breeze kept the bugs at bay 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: It appears as if someone got raptured along Falling Waters Trail, there was a new article of clothing about every half mile. First a top, then bottom, then a glove, then a hat, then a glove. Enjoy heaven buddy. 
 
Comments
Comments: What a gorgeous day indeed! This finished up my Single Season Spring. Falling Waters was in fine slick shape after the overnight rain, and the remnants monorail is wholly avoidable (it makes a brief cameo above shining rock). Despite a packed lot, we really only saw about 15 people from Falling Waters to Lafayette. The ridge offered commanding and stunning 10-25' views of the inside of a cloud with a steady stiff breeze. The snowfield on the backside of Lafayette still lives! We (purposely) went down Garfield Ridge to Skook, where we thought about just bushwhacking the 0.8 to the car, ha ha ha. Minor avoidable mono from treeline to about 3800, then mud, then flowing water, then tons of greenery. Noted lots of blue beads/balls, whatever their name is, starting to come up, and tons of white and pink lady slippers down low.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Nordic_Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-08 
Link
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