Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the end of Gale River Loop Rd. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first crossing was avoided by taking the bushwhack along the river bank then using the snowmobile bridge. There was a thin layer of ice covering the rocks and water. While probably rockhopable with spikes they were not needed for the trail at this point so it was easier to go around than out them on for the crossing. No problem at the second crossing using some logs. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine trail for a hiking dog.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a knife. Email me the description and we can work on returning it. 
Comments: Nice stroll up Garfield today. I vatebooted to Burnt Knoll then used light traction to the summit and back to almost the second water crossing. Snowshoes would not have been overkill from the switchbacks to the summit. There was a few inches of new snow on a firm base. No evidence of traffic towards Lafayette from the summit, some faint tracks heading to Garfield Ridge Campsite.

12.4 mi 3150' elev+  
Name: IQuest 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-31 
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