Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the gate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues at the crossings, partial ice bridge easy enough to navigate 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of leaners, step overs on both the road and the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Jackson stayed home, but a nice hike for the pups.  
Bugs: The snowfleas have arrived.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of glasses on the roadwalk out, we put them on the post to the gate.  
Comments: Headed out with Tutu, Tom, and Eliot. Denise needed Garfield for her grid and Tom for his SSW48over70 project. Gale River Rd has a nice track. The beginning of Garfield trail might actually be the sketchiest part, it was loose powder over black ice. Pretty nasty until you are off that little ridge of pine trees and heading down toward the river again. We put spikes on at the trailhead. Snowshoes got a free ride but almost got swapped in because the few inches of snow was a little sticky and balling up. Little bit more powder headed up to the summit, but it was fluffy.  
Name: mmace724 
E-Mail: mikeymace at hotmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-15 
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