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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, NH
Trails
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Skookumchuck lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were easily hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns were easily circumvented. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Met one hiker with dog as we started out. Followed their prints until they stopped, broke trail the rest of the way up to the ridge. Snow was wet and sticky at the top of Skookumchuck Trail. Definitely needed snowshoes. The Garfield Ridge Trail up to Lafayette was hardly broken—tough to find the trail through snow drifts between cairns. The trail between Lafayette and Lincoln was busy, with slushy snow in many sections.
The snow had melted significantly by 2pm when we descended, with much of the lower section of Skookumchuck melted down to rock/mud. Snowshoes used half the way down that trail.  
Name
Name: WanderingSoules 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-24 
Link
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