Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots near the gate has space for 8 or so vehicles  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snow/ice bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple step over trees a couple duck under trees 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs. Trail is well packed, shouldn't be an issue  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail conditions were fast. The first 5 miles were well packed and doable in micro spikes. The last 1.5 mile to the top, had a covering of loose snow. 1-2 inches, with a few windswept spots that were deeper. The spur to the summit was a bit of a challenge with the loose snow. Had to dig in the heel spikes to maintain footing. The summit had a lot rime ice. Mostly cloudy skies with the incoming front, but still had good views across the range. The descent from the summit, required side stepping and cutting steps into the loose snow to avoid sliding and slipping. We made a quick descent with some trail running. 5hrs 35 mins round trip for the 12.6 mile trek. #44/winter48 ??????????  
Name: Diane Stuart  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-09 
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