Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 8, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Three cars on arrival at 6:30. None were hikers.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Same as last month 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one heading up Gale River Road at 12:30.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We got on trail early enough to use spikes for the beginning. The road and first two miles of the trail had obviously seen melting yesterday and had suffered from lots or “churn” and shallow postholes which had frozen up into a mess. We eventually donned snowshoes at 3.4 miles in and shortly afterwards it appeared that all of the prior hikers (save one) had also worn snowshoes. From here to the top was a lovely (SOFT) snowshoe track. We wore snowshoes all the way back to the car as things were loosening up considerably. The one person we saw was heading up Gale River Road around 12:30 with his dog, a daypack, and no snowshoes…if he hiked the trail it will be a postholed mess for anyone coming up tomorrow. Just know that it wasn’t us. USE YOUR SNOWSHOES or give the trails a few weeks to melt out.  
Name: WanderingSoules 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-08 
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