Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, bushwhack, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Area before the gate was just about full at 9 am, upon our return a few more cars had squeezed in but no over flow issues today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The White Mountain Guide tells you exactly how to avoid these water crossings! Yes the first water crossing is very high and I was happy to do a short bushwhack to the old snowmobile bridge to avoid getting my feet wet. Upper crossing was rock-hopable but tricky used the 2nd snomo bridge on the way up but hopped across on the way back. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Road walk totally dry, I'd think they should be opening it soon. Every waterbar has failed :( 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: sure 
Bugs: not yet thankfully 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We motored down the road and up the trail we went. Took the easily recognizable herd path on the left just before the first river crossing and followed it to the old snowmobile trail bridge and happy to keep our feet dry. Then we walked across the trail and the next snowmo bridge is right in sight and used it and followed the bank up until we hit the trail in a minute or two. Trail was wet and water running down it all the way, every waterbar sadly has failed. I think about 3k major snow, trail like a packed snow sidewalk, was wonderful bare booting all the way. Windy on the summit and fine views. Good warm day to be out.  
Name: Nordic_Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-03 
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