|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, November 21, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Gale River Loop Road is open. There was a thin coat of snow in the morning. By afternoon there were some stretches that were bare due tthe warm temperatures. Plenty of room in the small lot at the Garfield trailhead today.
One note - the trail sign at the junction of the Garfield Trail and the Garfield Ridge Trail does not indicate the direction to the summit of Mt Garfield. This can leave hikers that have not consulted a guidebook or map in a quandary. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The crossings of Thompson and Spruce Brooks were not difficult. Use caution when stepping on rocks protruding above the water line as they may be ice coated. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail in good condition. Some trees had been cut after the 10/30 storm but overall there didn't seem to be much damage on this route. There are some step overs that presented no difficulties.
||None today. Trail is easy for dogs. |
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