Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter lot 1/4 full @11am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Pretty well bridged minus a little damage from team postholio 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Leaners up high on both trails to clean up  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Between me and a fellow gridder we managed to mostly mitigate the mess created by a 2 man postholio team, seriously people if ur gonna do a winter overnight on top of a 4k peak in March bring the snowshoes. Serious drifting and new accumulation of unpacked powder was occurring above 3500' and my tracks were mostly drifted over and filled after the short amount of time between my ascent and my return so I expect whoever is out there next has several inches to a half foot of new snow and drifts to break out. Decently packed base in the middle but extremely soft edges and even more so from postholes that I did the best to smooth over but are still some lurking trip hazards. The section on Garfield Ridge Trail has some surprisingly deep snowpack and is not broken out from the summit heading towards Lafayette  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-08 
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