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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Access road had a couple of inches of packed snow but still open to Garfield trail parking lot. Probably will be closed soon with the forecasted snow this week. Small lot but plenty of parking on roadside. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: About 3 river crossings of note but all doable with rock hopping.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good condition with a couple inches of snow. Trail is wet and muddy in a few places but easily passable especially as temperatures drop. A few blowdowns across the trail but all easily maneuverable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs (including one who has hiked most of the 100 highest!) who handled the trail just fine. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Arrived at the trail early (6 am) and were quickly joined by 3 more hikers! Popular trail on this November day despite temperatures in the mid-20s and high winds promised on the summit. There was about 1-2” of snow in the parking lot and for the first part of the trail with 3-4” in the higher elevations. Everything was a winter wonderland, beautiful! Wore microspikes from start to finish.

Sun was in and out of clouds all morning, but the summit was clear and breathtaking. Great views! Snow started to melt a little on the descent and collected under microspikes. Annoying, but still glad to have them on.

Great hike with moderate elevation gain but well worth the effort for the great views.

Full blog and pictures to follow.
 
Name
Name: New England Librarian 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-11 
Link
Link: http://newenglandlibrarian.com/blog/category/new-england/ 
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