Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at the Garfield trailhead is limited but there is plenty of parking alongside fire road 92. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Spruce and Thompson Brooks on Garfield Trail and Garfield Brook on Gale River Trail were easy to cross as water levels are low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. The sign at the junction of the Garfield and Garfield Ridge Trails does not indicate the direction to take to get to the summit of Mt Garfield. I directed three different hikers the way to Mt Garfield's summit. There are a couple of trees suspended across the Garfield trail at a height that causes no trouble now but may be a hindrance with deep snow. On the gale Brook trail the middle log in a three log bridge above the uppermost junction of the re-route with the old trail is broken. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog today. Trails should be fine for dogs. 
Bugs: Saw some flying insects that were not bothersome 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was a small amount of ice on the Garfield Ridge Trail leading up to Mt Garfield but there was plenty of surfaces without ice so no traction is required. On all the trails, many rocks were moistened by showers which required more deliberate foot placements in spots to avoid slippage. The croo was closing down the Galehead Hut. Some branches have been cut on a herd path leading from the summit of Galehead to a viewpoint. There were lots of hikers on the trails today even with the cloudy weather.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-16 
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