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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: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot plowed, only car there in the AM. Two other skier's cars in the afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems--water level low and all crossings ice bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Road and trails in great shape. I used HH spikes between the car and the first stream crossing, and HHP crampons above the first stream crossing. The deeper snow, and the inch or two of fresh snow, at higher elevations, and the condition of the steep stretch between the junction and the peak, made HHP crampons the ideal choice (spikes would not have afforded enough traction, and climbing crampons would have been overkill). Beautiful day in the woods, but no views at the top due to being socked in with clouds. Had the trail to myself for the entire hike--nice, given the crowds on the trails nowadays.  
Name
Name: RonK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: r.kusner@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-13 
Link
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