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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: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only two other cars in the lot upon arrival and a full lot upon departure. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw one pup with a Skier that looked to be having a blast! 
Bugs
Bugs: no bugs today! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: Ground Conditions: After reading a report earlier this week, we decided to have a go at Garfield knowing it wasn't perfectly broken out. With only a few folks ahead of us, Katie and I did the best we could with Snowshoes to pack it down some more. Stepping off trail to give people space was doable with the snowshoes, but still one could sink in a ways by stepping off of the trail. I posted a few pictures of the conditions on the website for anyone trying to get a sense. It was a little perplexing seeing so many pairs of snowshoes carried above 4,000 feet given the conditions. On the way down, the trail conditions varied quite a bit as we passed groups coming up wearing mixed traction.  
Name
Name: Will Condon 
E-Mail
E-Mail: wcondonhikes@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-06 
Link
Link: http://wcondon.com/mount-garfield-february-6-2021/ 
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