|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Garfield, NH|
||Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 26, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Gale River Road closed. Parking lot at the end of the road was filled to the brim! |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||We removed one blowdown on the lower Garfield Trail. Upper part of the trail could use some brushing. |
||A bit chilly for dogs in the higher elevations today. |
|Lost and Found:
||Gale River Road from US3 to the summer trailhead is bootable - about 1-2" of powder over a hardpack base.|
Prior to first water crossing, Garfield Trail is very boney - 1-2" of powder over essentially no base.
Above the water crossings, smooth sailing on snowshoes. The last half mile or so has seen some drifting and was best done in snowshoes, as booters found themselves postholing. Generally about 2-5" new powder (from Friday night storm) with a few 1 foot drifts.
No recent tracks heading toward the Skook on the Garfield Ridge Trail, however someone was headed toward the Gale River Trail.
||rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.