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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, March 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed. Mine was the first car at 6am; there were 4 other cars when I returned at 11:15am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One new blowdown around 3600’, after yesterday’s crazy wind. It was at mid thigh for me (but I am short!) so most will find it an easy step over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2; they were wearing coats. It was cold!! 
Bugs
Bugs: Not yet!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None.  
 
Comments
Comments: Snowshoes all the way; for me the postholes presented a tripping hazard. The trail is smoothly packed until the switchbacks and then you start to find the drifts. Above the switchbacks some of the drifts were mid shin (in my snowshoes). The 0.2 mile climby section of Garfield Ridge Trail was 6-12” new or drifted snow but definitely navigable in snowshoes. The summit was socked in but it was ok, today was about the journey!!  
Name
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-03 
Link
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