|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Garfield, NH|
||Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, July 5, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot had decent number of spots at 8:30, which was a nice surprise since we were pretty late! Still not too full when we returned at 1:30 |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All low |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple minor blowdowns |
||Quite a few dogs, and it is very dog friendly. The last .2 could provide something of a challenge if your dod has mobility issues, as it is steep and rocky |
||Frigging black flies are still thick on summits. What's the deal this year? (also, for the past 3 weeks we have hiked on days with almost zero wind. I'm sure that isn't helping.) |
|Lost and Found:
||A great day, and not nearly as busy as we thought it might be. Despite the clear erosion of the upper part of the trail (it's almost a little brook here and there) this is really one of the more polite trails in the area. It's not every day that a 10 miler feels "easy" but this was one of those days. |
Stunning views. Had a great time taking in the views, despite the bugs. It was pleasant to talk (from a distance) with a few other hikers who were also enjoying the day.
Honestly, I thought people were overselling the summit views. They. Were. Not.
We finished in just over 5 hours which included some pretty extreme sight seeing and dilly dallying. A nice relaxing day!!
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.