Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter lot is plowed. Full of vehicles today.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Used the two snomo bridges on the way in and the last one on the way out. Much easier than dealing with the crossings. Ice was forming on them but sadly temps are supposed to rise again later this week. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The road has some trees down, on my way out, I noticed somebody came in and did a bit of saw work to make it easier to get around them. I saw one guy pulling out his saw to remove a crappy step over on the GRT just below the summit. Thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen but would be a great trail for dogs 
Bugs: Best season for them , none! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One glove on the gate by the parking area  
Comments: Beautiful winter hiking day, low winds to start, they got a bit more lively at the top but nothing crazy. I used my hillsounds for most of the hike. There’s plenty of icy spots and crusty snow. Sadly, if someone had used snowshoes on Saturday after the rain, there might’ve been a better track up on the switch back section. Some postholes along this section. Temps are supposed to rise tomorrow so I’m guessing the snow will soften up a bit and the traction will be collecting annoying snowballs then too. Fun day running into other aspiring gridiots and grid finisher.  
Name: Bradygirl1  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-28 
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