Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot hasn’t been plowed since the last storm and everything has melted and refrozen, the lot was once giant uneven ice rink. Thankfully the truck I was in had four wheel drive as my car wouldn’t have faired well  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rockhoppable, no longer bridged by snow  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs as expected after winter  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups out today :( 
Bugs: No bugs :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost and nothing found  
Comments: Great day with minimal traffic for a Sunday in the whites. The road walk was mostly packed ice however by the late afternoon it had dramatically softened up, probably will be able to barefoot it soon. The first part of the trail had hardly any snow and ice but enough to warrant leaving the spikes I already had on still on. The trail is packed firmly thanks to the freeze thaw cycle happening however if you step off that packed trail you’re going to post hole. The last half mile or so of the trail is a little choppy but it’s not wide so wearing snowshoes would be *difficult*. Spikes were wore all day and the views at the top were much appreciated  
Name: Lea G 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-03 
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