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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: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot and road down to bare/wet ground.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Flowing but rock hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of blowdowns on the lower switchbacks 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A good day today for doggos.  
Bugs
Bugs: Mosquitoes  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: First two miles from trailhead is a mix of bare/mud/leaves but bare bootable. Put spikes on at that point as it changed to packed snow. Within about 1/4 mile before the “flat rock” in the trail (2.6-ish miles from trailhead) the trail becomes consistent packed snow all the way to the summit. A bit softer but still mostly packed from GRT junction to the summit. A few patches of blue ice along the switchbacks and at that “S” shaped scramble between the junction and the summit. As long as it remains below freezing, good spikes are the tool for the job for the upper 3 miles. If we get several inches of snow you will want snowshoes. If it rains and freezes, or, folks buttslide the steeps to the summit,,,, you will want full crampons. 400/576 and 12/12 today on this summit!!  
Name
Name: thegingerhiker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-03 
Link
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