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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road closed. We parked at the beginning of Gail R. rd. No sign of any logging activity. Pleanty of plowed space 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first crossing was not bridged so we bushwacked to the snowmobile bridge. The second crossin was rock hoppable with some hollow ice. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: nothing new one small birch that you can easily skirt the branches. A step over about hip high that has been trimmed and a duck under that is fine because of the lack of snow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be no problem 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: put microspikes on at the car. Dusting of snow covered both bare ground and ice. Lots of bare ground and icey spots until the snowmobile bridge. The trail had lots of ice and hard packed snow. Going up you didn't notice the rough trail and old postholes like you do on the way down. About an inch of new powder on the switchbacks and close to 2" above junction. 2 of us put hillsounds pro on at the junction and 1 wore hillsounds to the top light traction would have worked ok but the pros gave me feelings of security. Blue skies, light gusts and probably 0 degrees on top, about minus 7 at 7:30 AM. cold but nice day.  
Name
Name: Sleeveless 
E-Mail
E-Mail: NHSandyp@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-05 
Link
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