Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road closed. Parking lot at the end of the road was filled to the brim! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snowbridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: We removed one blowdown on the lower Garfield Trail. Upper part of the trail could use some brushing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A bit chilly for dogs in the higher elevations today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 
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