Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at the head of Gale River Loop Rd is plowed, room for 8 or 9 cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two larger crossings were solidly bridged. Everything else, including a couple of brief open areas, easily stepped over or around. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in very good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two, and they were doing fine. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail (and road walk) was broken out to the summit of Garfield. There were 5 groups on the trail today, 2 groups using skis, others using snowshoes (except one bare-booter digging the path up a bit; i think he changed to snowshoes at the ridge trail junction and footprints were filled in by those descending). Trail is now in very good shape; powder almost the whole way, somewhat loose and unconsolidated higher up and especially on the Garfield Ridge Tr. The steep section on GRT approaching the summit was easy to negotiate in MSRs. Snow depth is high enough that there are some face-slappers to watch out for as you approach the junction with GRT. No views from the summit when i got there, but still a great day in the woods on a nice trail.

The Garfield Ridge Tr heading W from the summit was not broken out; GRT heading toward Galehead looked like it had remnants of a trench but had not seen recent activity, at least judging by its condition at the junction.  
Name: MaineHkr53 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-04 
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved