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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Tail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Lincoln woods at 5am. Garfield parking lot was pretty much full at 2pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Sap Happy 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-01 
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