|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lafayette, NH|
||Skookumchuck Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, August 15, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||one car when I arrived. Lot was nearly full when I left. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||all very easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||trail is in good shape |
||a couple harmless encounters |
|Lost and Found:
||Beautiful day to be hiking. Weather was really nice and trail is in good shape. I had this trail on my to-do list for a long time because I wanted a less crowded approach to Lafayette and it was great. I encountered only one couple on the ascent and about six groups on the descent.|
A few observations. I didn't hear many songbirds at all. It was eerily quiet once the trail left the streamside. I wonder if they've started migration already.
I saw some peregrine falcons that were pestering a raven. All these birds were effortlessly soaring in the updraft off the summit. Was really beautiful to watch.
I posted a few pictures (link below).
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.