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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the west entrance to Gale River Loop Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Had to find an alternate route around two crossings, see below 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail conditions are pretty bad due to the recent warm temperatures and rain -- feels like spring shoulder season conditions. Wet trail, flowing water on trail, slush, ...

Due to rain and high temps, a couple water crossings seemed really tough. At (44.21693, -71.62741), we went off trail to the road (a logging road?) that runs perpendicular to the trail; we did two crossings following this road, because it has bridges. We got back on the trail at (44.21404, -71.62757).  
Name
Name: Anish A 
E-Mail
E-Mail: aathalye@me.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-12 
Link
Link: http:// 
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