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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: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 3 at the start, 9 at noon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not bridged, but easy with the low water, ice on boulders, some bridging and bare rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Strikingly clear, though there is always a few to navigate. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs:
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I used microspikes the whole way. The road had a couple inches of snow, only an inch on the pine ridge. There is enough snow so no abuse was done to the spikes. Above 4,000' there were sections of the trail with 1-2" of snow, much of it from the trees. The climb above the trail junction started out clear of snow which made for great traction. Starting below the large rock face there was 1-2" of snow which made traction difficult, but it worked. I went around to the left of the cement foundation to gain the summit. It looked like someone had bare booted/post holed out towards Gailhead. I had several nice conversations with fellow gridders.  
Name
Name: Gnarly 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-07 
Link
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