Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lafayette, North Lafayette, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Greenleaf Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 3, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: My car spotted at Garfield TH. Didn't get broken into, like back in June (Woo-hoo). Gale River Loop Road(FR92) still closed on Garfield end. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing of Thompson and Spruce brooks was a little tricky by headlamp, locating trail more of a task than the rockhopping. Garfield Tr. much wetter than anticipated which made for slower hike out while still soaking feet. Lots of trail was running water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 4-6 blowdowns on Garfield Tr.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of water for pooches out there today. 
Bugs: None seen (Woo-hoo again) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day. Great long distance, clear views. First time for both of us between Skookumchuck jct. and Garfield. Nice spot at Eagle Pass on way up. GRT not as wet as we were expecting but Garfield Tr. on way down made up for it. Lots of running water on trail. Much harder dealing with this in dark. Trail finding at crossing difficult in dark, glad we were familiar with it. Can see why this is considered tough stretch if doing CCW Pemi-Loop. Satisfying in finally hiking this section of GRT.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 
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