Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked across 302 near the junction of Trudeau road and walked to Gale River Loop road, will note for the future that there was some cleared parking there. Didn't initially realize this as we drove by, adds a mere 2/3 of a mile round trip so no big deal. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Everything frozen over nicely, just followed others previous steps. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few downed tress to duck under but likely because of the snow depths. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs: Frozen. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Garfield is mostly broken but still lots of unpacked powder near the top…think 5 of us got up there yesterday including 2 who had camped at the camp site. #21 winter for me!
Amazed to see evidence and hear from my hiking buddy who opted not to summit that some barebooters gave it a go, from what I could tell they didn’t make it far above 2500’. No way you could make it above the junction to the summit without them and it was significant above the 3000’ line. Should be pretty packed over from 3 of us coming down in snowshoes behind them. No views but beats working, great day getting to this peak for my 3rd time and 1st winter! Snowshoes totally necessary, any form of spikes would be completely useless with the current snow conditions. It was still pretty unconsolidated down to the 2000' line even after 5 of us had gone up and down it.  
Name: Nick Hikes and Plays Guitar 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-06 
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