Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at gate. Room for several cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The river crossings were very tricky. I just read previous review that there are two bridges. It was not obvious to me how to find them. I followed others' tracks along the river for a while before attempting to cross and I still didn't see the bridges. If you're planning to hike this while the river is high, find the bridges! I was able to hop across on rocks and slushy "icebergs" in the morning but the afternoon was a different story. I ended up slipping and fell in, getting completely soaked. It was a cold walk back to my car!  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail had a fair amount of ice, but the moderate grade made it manageable with spikes. Some parts of the trail were like semi frozen streambeds. Snow was a bit deeper near the summit but snow shoes really weren't necessary. I had them with me, but didn't put them on.  
Name: ChristinaK 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-27 
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