|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Garfield, Garfield Ridge (West Peak), Garfield Ridge (East Peak), Galehead Mountain, NH|
||Garfield Trail, Garfield Pond Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 8, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||no issues |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||all easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The only issue was on the new re-routed section on the Gale River trail. There were a dozen extremely muddy spots that could use a couple of stepping stones in each spot. The trail is getting wider as people maneuver around the muddy spots. |
||saw plenty of dogs having no issues |
|Lost and Found:
||long day with a couple of short bushwhacks to west and east Garfield ridge. West ridge does not have a canister but the old bracket is still mounted to the tree at the summit(at about eye level). |
East has a PVC canister at the summit located just on the wooded side of the ridge(if you are standing on the outlook ledge, just turn around and you should see the white canister at about eye level.
The abandoned Garfield pond trail was pretty easy to follow, it starts at the western turn of the last switchback on the Garfield trail. It's at 3880' in elevation for all you people that carry GPSs or altimeters. It's pretty obvious when you get there.
||Larry Peck |
||l.peck *at* hotmail *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.