Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Loop road is closed and gated 2 vehicles on arrival 12 on return. parking was tight. Road surface was fairly dry and solid. There are 3 larger blowdowns partially blocking road at this time 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all low and rock walkable. slightly lower on return 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails overall in great shape. there is a large well trimmed walkunder approx .4 miles in on Garfield Trail as well as another large walkunder at 1.1 miles. there are a few minor stepovers at upper elevations 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 friendly doggo 
Bugs: a couple of black flies at lower elevations  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a pair of goggles near the summit. A huge thanks! to the hiker that found them and returned them to me at the summit 
Comments: Beautiful moody skies today. Barebooted start to finish. upper elevations have between 4-8" of powder that was sticky on the return trip. the last push to the summit is a mess with some older but very epic postholes. the shallower postholes made for great footholds. Micros would be helpfulas well in this section. It was nice chatting with the couple on their way to Galehead as well as many of the 16 other hikers i crossed paths with enjoying this fantastic last day of April  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-30 
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