Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, bushwhack, abandoned Garfield Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Probably a hundred cars lining the road but we lucked out (again) and found a spot near the trailhead. Some people had a half-mile walk or more. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great condition. Ran into a trail crew digging out drainage culverts. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tons of them out today since this is such a dog-friendly trail (ours certainly loved it). Nearly all were well-behaved and respectful. 
Bugs: Saw a single, lonely fly on the peak… 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone left a pair of underwear near Garfield Pond. Ew. 
Comments: Awesome day to be out despite the crowds. We started up at our usual late morning time so we passed a ton of folks coming down, but the peak was probably a tad less crowded when we got there. Foliage is peak this weekend so the view down into the Pemi is phenomenal. Took the old abandoned Garfield Pond cutoff. Along and near the pond it can be tough to follow (nearly impossible without AllTrails which still has it on there), but once you’re away from the pond, the trail is quite obvious. Not sure why they abandoned this route, but it was a nice loop for the way down.  
Name: Ian D 
E-Mail: iantdurham at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-09 
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