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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: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Three other cars at 9am, same when I returned ~2pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: two low crossings are bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one on Gale River Loop, conditions were good for paws. 
Bugs
Bugs: Warmer day, saw a few things buzzing 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Barebooted GRLoop, then the same from the trailhead until the 2nd water crossing, at which point I put on the snowshoes and kept them on until the same point on the return. Not a posthole on the trail to be seen, and the snowpack is setting up nicely. Trail base is relatively firm but with 3-6" of loose snow on top from Monday. Definitely was glad to have the snowshoes. The days' warmer temps caused some softening of the snow but still didn't see any postholes. Got lucky on timing, with the day starting out nice with partly cloudy (mostly blue sky) and calm winds. Summit very nice, then on the descent things turned totally gray with a few flurries. I saw three others this day, all with snowshoes.

ps webmaster, love the clarification pics for "monorail", that's been bugging me for years.  
Name
Name: Eric H 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-25 
Link
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