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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lafayette (attempt), NH
Trails
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. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
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
Name: Katya 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-10 
Link
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