Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Garfield Ridge - West Peak, Garfield Ridge - East Peak, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Logging road, snowmobile trail, Garfield Trail, Garfield Pond Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable on Garfield Trail. Gale River Trail crossings and secondary crossings running a little high and thus a little tricky. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Some scrambles on Garfield Ridge Trail may be difficult for some dogs. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Parked at Gale River then jogged to logging road and hiked to Garfield Trail via that route. Old snowmobile trail had been cleaned up a bit since the spring. Garfield Trail had water running down it in places. Found the abandoned Garfield Pond Trail and took it to the pond and then to Garfield Ridge Trail - generally an obvious footbed to follow, though vague in one or two places, also some blowdowns. Too bad - would be a nice way to loop over the summit. Garfield Ridge Trail had water running down the steeps near the campground, as well as some muddy spots. Bushwhacks to the Garfield Ridge peaks were a bit thick but not too long. Cannister/jar on each. Some muddy spots on Gale River Trail. Saw flagging tape but no obvious signs of clearing of the new route yet.  
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-07 
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