Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Garfield Ridge (West Peak), Garfield Ridge (East Peak), Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Pond Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: no issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw plenty of dogs having no issues 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
Comments: 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.  
Name: Larry Peck 
E-Mail: l.peck *at* hotmail *dot* com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 
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