Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter lot is free of snow and ice. I had the whole lot to myself this time. It looks like the forest service has been in on the road using a chainsaw . All the large trees have been cut up. Road still has some ice/snow patches but I could walk with just bare boots.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I used the two old snomo bridges as the water was running a little high and I was alone and didn’t want to risk spoiling my day. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Usual post winter litter on trails, some minor branches mostly. A good part of the trail is still under snow.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today  
Bugs: Not yet but I walked through 2 webs this morning :( 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found several candy wrappers and empty packages of hand warmers. Trash :( I packed it all out.  
Comments: Decided to go for a hike that water crossings wouldn’t be an issue since I was solo. Truly a solo day! Not a single other hiker out probably due to the lousy forecast. I started around 7:30 and almost beat the rain back.

Trail conditions are the kitchen sink, a bit of everything but I was surprised to see no monorail yet. I put my snowshoes on at the big flat rock and kept them on till back past the water crossings. They were the weapon of choice, I was postholing a bit on the descent even with them on. The trail is very soft. I couldn’t have lasted if I tried to bareboot the whole way. Way down low, bare boots were all I needed. I could’ve left the spikes behind. It was a good day to utilize my several hundred dollars of rain gear. I figured, I bought all this stuff, may as well use it. April has arrived in its expected fashion.  
Name: Bradygirl1 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-11 
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