Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot empty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nice ice bridges forming on the crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lot of small to medium sized leaners to clean out, good amount of medium sized trees to take out before the road can get opened 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: My desire for gridding 
Comments: Thus begins my February grid work, didn't see a single soul out there today. Snowshoes got a free ride although you could make an argument for putting them on at 3900' where the trail angles away from the old Garfield Pond cutoff as above here the top layer of dust over the packed trail resulted in sliding off with soft edges on each side. Bony low with a few minor patches of ice below the first stream crossing, quickly becoming a deeper snowpack. Garfield ridge trail was a luge track and idk why people care so much about postholing and yet so little about this equally if not more annoying issue. No challenges climbing up to the base of the old fire tower on the summit  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-01 
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