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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: Friday, February 26, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problem  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: River crossing was tricky- took a lot of looking but we did it safely (rock hopping) both ways. No snow bridges and no obvious route across. If the water rises much it won't be passable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great hike today! We met up with Chris at the gale river crossing and spent the the rest of the hike together- thanks for such a nice time Chris. Saw one other hiker out today. Trail not in great condition, lots of standing water (frozen on top) and crunchy ice as well as rocks and roots to pick around made for a slow early few miles. Water crossing was quite tricky but doable- and we all had relatively dry feet at the end of the day. Couple fresh inches of powder made the trail conditions much better high up, some 1-1.5 foot drifts convinced us to put on snowshoes about 1/4 mile from the top and we wore them until about 2 miles from the road. Chris never put on snowshoes- just his crampons- and he was ok. Very cold and windy on the summit! Round trip took about 6.5 hrs.  
Name
Name: Sue j 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-26 
Link
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