Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Skookumchuck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the Skookumchuck lot mid-afternoon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues on the Skookumchuck Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two felled trees on the Skookumchuck Trail (one after the other) have led to a herd path around. Unforunately I lost my note with approximate mileage but from memory I recall it's in the lower-middle section. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one on "Skook" and one on Lafayette with booties on...bravo! 
Bugs: Near zero again...yay! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Left Liberty Springs tentsite in the morning and got to Little Haystack about 9 AM. From there I had most of the ridge mostly to myself, only encountering maybe a dozen or so people total. That was the good news...the bad news was that it was mostly in the clouds so cool temps, a brisk breeze and minimal views. Once on Lafayette there were about 10-15 or so folks around. Hardly anyone on this small section of Garfield Ridge Trail and only a handful of people on Skookumchuck Trail. Yesterday I spotted a junker bicycle at the trailhead and rode it back to the Liberty Springs lot on the Franconia bike path. Looks like the ridge cleared up nicely later in the day.

There are some spots of mud lower on the Skookumchuck Trail but almost all of it is minor or avoidable with thoughtfully placed rocks. No other trail issues to report.  
Name: HMJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-05 
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