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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt Garfield, Galehead Mtn, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 12, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Able to pull into Garfield end of Gale River Road in low-clearance car without problem. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen over and easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Approaching Garfield Ridge, USFS Forest Protection Zone "you are here" sign is totally inaccurate, saying "you" are on the summit of Garfield. Jeez... 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Microspiked up Garfield Trail to summit. Snowshoes needed on Garfield Ridge Trail, 6-8" fresh snow - yay! Water source for Garfield Ridge Campsite still open and running. Steep sections below shelter site were fresh powder atop hard ice. Some may feel more comfortable with crampons for this section, but did fine with just snowshoes. Breaking trail in the winter wonderland over to Galehead was a joy. Snowshoed about halfway down Gale River Trail until it got too bony.

Now to burrow in for the weekend...  
Name
Name: Snowflea  
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-12 
Link
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