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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: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nicely plowed area in front of gate at Gale River Rd (#92). Would fit at least 7 small cars comfortably without blocking gate. This is the entrance past Trudeau Rd if traveling west/south on US 3. There is a very small plowed area across from Trudeau Rd in front of the gate but cars parked here would block the gate.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of significance. Majority of crossings are hoppable. The only “large” crossing is frozen over and held the weight of 2 adults. If in doubt, there is still a snowmobile bridge that you can bushwhack to for crossings. No signs of recent bushwhacking. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None. Highly visible blue blazes, recent paint. Blowdowns minor and easy to go over or around. Signs dug out from snow at junction with Garfield Ridge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today. 
Bugs
Bugs: ?! It was -6 degrees starting at 3000 feet... -30 with wind chills at the summit. If there was a bug then that sucker must be die hard. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Road walk: from parking lot, go through gate. Travel on road that only has human snow shoe marks. There will be another gated road on left. Ignore. Continue ahead until you encounter a snowmobile trail. Bear left onto this trail. Continue to follow the snowmobile trail until you see the trailhead sign. Warning... this is a highly active snowmobile trail. Hikers cautioned to pay attention and move off the trail when mobiles approach. Today’s users were friendly and curtious of hikers.

Trail well broken out at lower elevations. Higher up there was much more unconsolidated powder and large drifts but the trail was still easy to follow. Only 2 other hikers on trail today. All wearing snowshoes, thank you! No post holes noted. The height of snow means you will encounter lots of pine branches at shoulder level. Be prepared to duck and slide through them.  
Name
Name: Remington34 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-28 
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