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 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room in the lot before the gate for 10ish cars  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snowbridges over streams were stable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few conifers hanging hanging very low over the trail under the weight of the snow. Otherwise all clear.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy pupper out today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found the Protean Wanderers calling card sticking out of the snow on Gale River Road, and it’s his report from Thursday that led us to Garfield today! Spooky! No other lost and found 
Comments: Incredible day on Garfield today. We got an earlier start since the forecast was calling for increasing clouds. We got lucky and had lots of sun and some cool cloud formations at the summit. Not too windy either.

We wore snowshoes car to car. It looked like there were two hikers ahead of us but there was plenty of powder for four sets of snowshoes to pack on the way up. When we started out descent I was disappointed to see so many hikers coming up in spikes or bare boots with snowshoes strapped on their packs. It made for a messy trip down. It’s also harder to maintain social distance when so many people cannot safely step off the trail.

That being said everyone was friendly and seemed to be having a great time. Cheers to winter in the Whites!  
Name: kjsummitlog 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-06 
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