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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 26, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The small parking lot at the west entrance to Gale River Road was not plowed but reasonably accessible with 4-wheel drive. However, most hikers today parked at 5-corners.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged except for a couple of small tributaries which are easily to jump over, 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few big blowdowns on the trail but they have been cut sufficiently to be easy to pass. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A blast for Cinnilla today. Fresh snow and a great trail - perfect for canines.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a hiking-pole hanging on the sign at the trailhead. 
 
Comments
Comments: 2-6" of fresh snow on the trail today - depending on elevation and section. 3 hikers ahead of us did the early trail-breaking until Cinnilla and I passed them and took over about half-way up.

With half a dozen hikers in snowshoes (and only 2 barebooters!) the trail should be in excellent, well-consolidated condition by the end of today.
By Noon the lower sections were getting wet-sticky but the snow-shoe travel should keep the trail in good shape.

No sun today and the summit was in the clouds but balmy temperatures and no wind made for an excellent day.

Great to see and chat with John Gutowski on the trail today.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-26 
Link
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