|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Garfield Falls Peak (Bosebuck), NH|
||Magalloway Road, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, February 20, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at jct of Parmachenee Rd. and Magalloway Rd. - 6m from Rt.16
Parmachenee Rd suitable for any vehicle. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||From car, snowshoed unplowed, ungroomed, unsnomoed Mag Rd 1 mile to a large logging road entering from the S. Then decided to follow this logging road to obtain easier grades to the summit. Started bw after 0.6 mile along this road. Bushwhacked NW along the summit ridge without any problems. Found recognized highpoint in a thicket of small spruce on a small bump.|
We followed our tracks back to 2400' and then diverted from our tracks to bw NE directly to Mag Rd. Downhill conditions were steeper with greater snow depth than experienced on ascent.
Once on the road, we decided not to pursue Camp Seven Mt. today due to significant breaking effort up to this point. However we decided to turn N on Mag Rd. to break as much trail as possible in anticipation of tomorrow's 4 mile hike to Camp Seven Mt. Surprisingly, after 0.25m breaking we encountered a rogue snowmo track. Assuming that Mag Rd. was now broken by rogue snomos, we returned to the car. Beautiful sunny day. Picturesque snow laden trees on summit ridge.
breaking conditions - 8-12", on higher flotation snowshoes, in nice powder snow
grades - always easy on ascent
vegetation density - wide open young hardwoods, wide open mixed mature woods, mature softwoods with snow laden branches. Any thick areas were easily bypassed.
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.