Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette (attempt), NH
Trails: Skookumchuck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking; lot was plowed and empty! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few minor stream crossings/ rock hopping — no problems  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was well marked with blue blazes and easy to follow. Several blowdowns, most of them looked very recent — no problems getting around or over them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My dog had a great time in the fresh snow... until she got really cold around 4300’ (temps around 0F that day) so we turned around. We didn’t observe any dog hazards. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a great winter hike. We broke trail the whole way, in anywhere from 6-12” of fluffy fresh powder. Trail was a good, steady climb after the first mile, with a few short steeper sections. We turned around about a quarter mile from Garfield Ridge because my dog was getting too cold, even in full winter gear (temperature was 12F when we started, and around 0F at 4300’). I wore ascent snowshoes with lifts and good traction and my companion switched between standard snowshoes and microspikes. We didn’t see another soul on the trail all day (8:30AM-2:30PM). By the time we got back, the first mile or so of the trail had been groomed, though.  
Name: Katya 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-10 
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