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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, Greenleaf Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the Skookumchuck trailhead parking. Also serves as northern terminus of the bike path through Franconia Notch. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No major water crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few downed trees on Skookumchuck and Greenleaf trails. No problems in getting by these blow downs. There is one upturned tree on the lower part of the Greenleaf Trail at a sharp turn in the trail which may confuse some hikers on descent. The section of the Greenleaf trail below the hut has rough footing and running water. Some additional water diversion trenches could improve the path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs on trail today. Especially on the Franconia Ridge Trail and upper Greenleaf Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: A few flying insects. Not really a problem today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked the less used approaches to Mt Lafayette; the Skookumchuck Trail and the Greenleaf Trail down to the Cannon Mountain parking. The Skookumchuck Trail had good footing, no major mud areas, and only small patches of hardened snow on the trail which can be traversed without traction. The trails above tree line were generally dry and were snow free. The Greenleaf Trail just downhill from the hut had running water in the trail and rocky footing. There was a bit of snow on the Greenleaf Trail in Eagle Pass with larger quantities of snow in the caves and crevices in the boulder field.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-28 
Link
Link: https:// 
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