|Hiking Trail Conditions Report
|Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, NH
|Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
|Date of Hike:
|Tuesday, June 8, 2021
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
|Probably close to a dozen cars at Garfield trail head upon arrival--4 hikers were coming down while I ascended in the morning. Quite a few vehicles at the Gale River trail head upon return but oddly I never passed one hiker on that trail. No shortage of parking at either spot.
|Water Crossing Notes:
|No issues anywhere.
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|A few blowdowns but aside from the rough and rocky traveling I'm still standing upright on the ground with my mind still fairly sound.
|oh yeah...this was the first time this year the black flies were feasting. I found it best to keep moving.
|Lost and Found:
|Long hike around this loop to bag a couple of peaks. But the Garfield Trail is very fast on the ascent--2 hrs, 10 minutes to reach Mt. Garfield. 4 folks chilling on top enjoying the stunning views and watching the peaks peak in and out of the clouds. Man its hard to be an atheist when hiking in the Pemis. Galehead Hut is getting a new cedar-shingle roof...nice job they're doing. There was a huge pile of old shingles that they said would be hauled out by a chopper. Hard working crew up there. Also met a Forest Service Volunteer who was doing the loop on his spare time. His name was Ed...nice guy! A mom and her two kids were resting at the Hut and were also trying to complete the loop. The mom was a bit beat carrying that heavy pack and I wanted to help but sometimes its best to just leave wildlife and moms alone.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.