Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 5, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Just an inch of snow in the lot and I was the only car. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: On the way up I used the herd path around the first crossing because I was too lazy to put on traction. It was easily rock hopped on the way out. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was a ton of dead fall. I picked up a zillion sticks and cut out a couple of tree tops 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Missed mine today but got to see more wildlife! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I would guess an inch of new snow down low and 2 up high. I even saw tiny little drifts. It was probably dirt on the first section of trail before the snow today. There was some tricky ice hiding under the snow in the section that is all rocky in the hardwoods. Light traction handled it fine. After resting rock, the trail was in very nice shape and really fast hiking. There was a spot or two on the last .2 that was pretty icy. It will be fine once the snow bonds to the ice but some would have wanted cramptons to descend.  
Name: TimC 
E-Mail: tjcharboneau at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-05 
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