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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Loop Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot filled during day with spillover to roadside parking. Gale River Loop Road in good condition. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossings on Mt Garfield and Gale River Trails were easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails had no obstructions. Some rotting bog bridges on the Garfield Ridge Trail which were not essential for passage. Some minor erosion which posed no real difficulties.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs out today. Plenty of water along the route. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The most difficult segment of trail was where water runs over broken rock ledges on Garfield Ridge Trail below the Garfield Ridge campsite. Some other sections of the Garfield Ridge Trail are somewhat rough but otherwise the trails provide good footing. The muddy spots are not extensive.
Good to hike up Mt Garfield with Jim L who I hadn't seen in years. There were Pemi loopers today on Garfield Ledge as well as AT hikers including one slow moving hiker due to an injured knee. "Teddy Bear" and a Galehead Croo member who were both from away enthusiastically expressed their enjoyment of the White Mountains. Met Lynn and Nancy who plan to hike the Bonds tomorrow. Had conversations with many other hikers.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-09-07 
Link
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