|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, NH|
||Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 24, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at Skookumchuck lot. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water crossings were easily hoppable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blowdowns were easily circumvented. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.