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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, April 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at end of Gale River Loop Road. 1 vehicle on arrival 5 on return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Fairly low easily rock hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 Birch Blowdown after water crossings otherwise trail in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One friendly dog that joined us 
Bugs
Bugs: A few black flies and a grasshopper 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day for Mt Garfield with bare ground until approx 2500 feet at which time spotty inconsistent monorail begins gradually increasing at approximately 3400 feet. Monorail is narrow and many places with spots of over the knee postholes if mistakenly stepping off. Although the monorail is softening up it was supportive today and we were able to bareboot the entire hike. Today completes my Grid 576/576. This is a personal goal that has been extremely enjoyable and fulfilling. I've met many inspirational folks out there and enjoyed chatting with many. It was nice hiking with 3 others today. Truly a great time!Micros made great bear chimes and snowshoes stayed in the car.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-14 
Link
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