|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Garfield, NH|
||Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, August 9, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at the trailhead. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues with the brook crossings. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I recall a few blowdowns. Significant erosion in areas. White Mtn. Trail Collective was on lower Garfield Trail yesterday cleaning water bars and installing step stones around a wet section. |
|Lost and Found:
||Going by this morning's forecast (I know, I know), the goal was to get some long overdue clear views for C, which have thus far eluded her in the previous three visits. Sure enough, the summit ended up being in and out of the clouds, with only peeks over the Pemi when breaks appeared. Maybe next time!|
Both of these trails were fairly wet with slippery rocks. I took a tumble near the junction with the old Garfield Pond Cut-Off which resulted in a bruised knee and sizable arm scrape/cut, which we were able to dress on the spot.
Aside from that, it was a fairly easy and quick up and down (although this is a long walk!). Lots of people headed up as we were descending. Looks like they may have gotten more sun up top than we did.
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.