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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: By the time we arrived at 9AM, the small lot (holds about a dozen cars) was full and about 30 more cars were parked in both directions along Gale River Rd. Some cars were parked front in, and back sticking into Gale River Rd, maybe best to park parallel to road next time to allow for more travel room along road. Fewer (about 20) cars when leaving at 2; full lot and on both sides of road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Looks like some recent maintenance. Two more recent downed trees - easy step over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Coop had a great time. Was surprised that we met only 2 other pups on the trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: didn't encounter any, probably due to the rain. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Thought there would be a break in the rain around noon, but as expected in the Whites, rain could not be predicted. Got a late start, and regretted that since rain held off earlier. Overall, the trail is in great shape making the trip up quick and easy. Although there were no views, it was great to be at the summit; we even had time with the peak just to ourselves. As we headed down, lots of people were on the way up, but not sure everyone was prepared for the impending rain; hope everyone is OK. Started raining when we were about a mile off the summit, and it continued for the remaining miles. Trail became slick, especially on rocks, and muddy, which Coop enjoyed.  
Name
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail
E-Mail: schwarzmc@yhoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-17 
Link
Link: http:// 
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