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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, February 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in the small lot on the Garfield side of Gale river loop Rd. Be carful when choosing a spot. Got stuck with an Awd and had to shovel myself out. Keeping a shovel in the car is a must. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only one duck under that I can remember. Trails in pretty decent shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Bella did fine! Great hike for trail ready dogs. Some flowing water on the lower section but I always carry extra. Met 3 other pups all having a blast! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Black Diamond mitten hanging on a tree branch. Gone on my return. 
 
Comments
Comments: Winter wonderland! What a great day to be hiking in The Whites! Second time hiking this trail. First was last summer. Similar cloud conditions. Cloudy with peaks of warm bright sunshine and blue skies back to cloudy. Played the "will the clouds break when I summit game for awhile". That was to exhausting and so I just enjoyed the hike!! Its absolutely gorgeous up high. Dr Suess or Jim Henson imagination gorgeous! Above treeline was COLD cloudy and windy. Snownados abound. Then it happened. The clouds broke the sky turned blue and the sun shined down. Beautiful views of the Pemi and Franconia Ridge. All the fluffy snow sparkling in the sun added to the moment. Enjoyed as long as we could. What a gift these mountains are!!  
Name
Name: Denis and Bella 
E-Mail
E-Mail: thepod77@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-22 
Link
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