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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Ridge Shelter Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot is plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a couple of blowdowns on Garfield Trail but they are easy to get under. One on the shelter spur required crawling under it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I wore snowshoes the whole day but as Muench mentioned in a prior post, they did seem like overkill at the beginning. Around 3 or 4 miles in, the snow depth increased significantly so I was very glad I had my snowshoes on. At about 3000 feet, there was so much snow there was no evidence that anyone had hiked this trail all season. These conditions continued all the way to the summit as well as the shelter. Snowshoes are a necessity.  
Name
Name: SSkinner 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sskinner519@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-23 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/4837335938 
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