Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, NH
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Notch Recreational Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Skookumchuck trailhead. May be busier on a weekend as it is the north terminus for the bike path. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only small brooks easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blow downs on the Skookumchuck Trail in a short stretch of trail. All were easy to walk around or step over. Two trees were 12+" in diameter with the others being smaller. Two or three trees down on the Greenleaf Trail that were easy to pass by. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs on Franconia Ridge Trail. 
Bugs: Mostly tolerable. The worst were the black flies on the Skookumchuck Trail about midway up to the ridge in the AM. Not many on the descent on the Greenleaf Trail or the bike path. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A bit warmer than ideal however the clear skies allowed for great views from the alpine zone. Most rail surfaces were dry. Saw only three hikers on the Skookumchuck Trail, one hiker on the Greenleaf Trail below the hut, and very few bicyclists on the bike trail. Many hikers on the ridge and the Greenleaf Trail above the hut. There was left over snow down in the recesses by Eagle Pass. Diapensia above tree line. Warning signs not to climb Eagle Cliff until August 1st due to the Peregrine Falcon nesting. There is bright orange spray paint on a rock on the Skookumchuck Trail marking the point the old trail diverges from the current trail. I could see at least orange paint on a tree on the herd path.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-18 
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