Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple minor blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 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 
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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!!  
Name: Sara 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-05 
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