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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at gate is very icy but manageable.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Both a bit sketchy. Used the snowmobile bridge for the first one. Walked a few feet upstream to cross the 2nd one. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: n/a 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: n/a 
Bugs
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: Spikes from car to car. Road walk is icy. First mile of trail is a mix of icy patches and bare frozen ground with more icy patches and packed snow the closer you get to the water crossings. 2nd two miles or so of trail were packed snow and some ice. The snow gets deeper the higher you go but it is pretty packed down so sharp spikes were fine. The ridge had more snow, maybe 8+ inches, but was softly packed. Good spikes were fine all the way to the summit. Today, there was no need for snowshoes. As of noon time GRT was >not< broken out going towards either Galehead or Lafayette. I think there were at least two cars spotted at the Garfield parking area near the closed gate so the section of trail between Garfield and Galehead may have gotten broken out by anyone doing a loop of those peaks today.  
Name
Name: thegingerhiker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-04 
Link
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