Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield , NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was plowed. Three cars at the start and finish- only saw 2 other hikers heading up on my way down. The road walk had 4 trees but some were cut or easily walked around. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was pretty high - no ice on the rocks so stepped right on the rocks and the ones with water flowing over. Easy to cross as long as you have gor-tex boots and gaiters! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Two happy pups -  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The road walk was great. No ice! The trail was without snow/ice but some mud for about the first mile and half two miles. Just after the flat rock (half way point?) spikes were on. Prior to this point, there was ice in the trail, but it was avoidable. Running water, lots of it, on the trail in parts. Once spikes came on it was a game of spikes on, spikes off. Bring your rock spikes!!! Snow increases with elevation, however, it was firm enough for spikes and rather choppy from post holes. It was not as slow going as the previous report noted - snow was firmer -  
Name: MTN Hiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-01 
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