Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Garfield Ridge - East Peak, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, herd path, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped off at Garfield Trailhead. No others on arrival. Carspot at Gale River Trailhead. 1 vehicle at end of hike. *Gale River Road is open today anyway.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings low and crossable no issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One trimmed treetop blowdown after last crossing on Garfield Trail. 1 saw worthy crawl over blowdown just after descending from the tentsite and a few leaners.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Bugs: one wood tick in the snow 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wonderful hike of these peaks after an early morning turnaround just before the Kancamagus Pass heading to LW due to road conditions. Snow levels on trails ranged from a trace at lower elevations to 8+- inches approaching summits. i was able to bareboot until just after tentsite and opted for micros to be safe descending the partially frozen waterflows on trail. IMO with the next snowfall snowshoes will be needed. Limited but beautiful views from Garfield East Peak. Summit canister and register is intact and dry. notebook is 3/4 full. I crossed paths with one other hiker today just below the hut.  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-16 
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