|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Tail, Garfield Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, January 1, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at Lincoln woods at 5am. Garfield parking lot was pretty much full at 2pm. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
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|Lost and Found:
||Happy new year! Great weather today. Starting at Lincoln Woods trail conditions were prime until about Skookumchuck trail junction--trails had minimal snow, packed powder, and even wind swept bare on Franconia ridge.|
The story changes on Garfield Ridge trail after Skookumchuck trail junction--relatively deep snow, powder on top of a crust with more snow below, and mid-thigh to sometimes knee deep post holing even for a female featherweight. Snowshoes recommended for this section--I regretted not packing mine. This hike was an attempt for a standard pemi loop but being solo/playing it safe and not knowing how much more post holing sections there might be ahead, I called it off at Garfield summit and headed down Garfield trail which was completely cruiser--minimal packed snow, some ice, and no issues at water crossings. All in all, a nice way to start off 2021. Ended up around 20 miles for the day.
||Sap Happy |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.