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 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for about a dozen cars at the closed gate for Gale River Loop Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy due to ice/snow bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No problems 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 6 happy dogs on the trail 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: All trails were packed out so we used micro spikes the entire way. Saw only one person who used snowshoes briefly up the steep section of Garfield Ridge Trail. We did come across a hardy group of skiers who were heading up while we were heading down. Needless to say, they caught up to us on the road. The trail was mostly packed powder except for the lower section of Garfield Trail which was icy in a few spots and was mostly frozen granular. All river crossings were easy due to frozen ice bridges. Warmer weather may change that. We met about a dozen people on the trail, including Ed, who has one more mountain to complete his seventh round of the grid! No views today but there was also no wind all day making it a great hike!  
Name: J Whitten 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-02 
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