Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 17, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Loop Rd still open as of 7pm Fri 11/17. Road and parking area were wet and muddy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some oldish hardwood blowdowns on the flats before any crossings, easy step overs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found and packed out a Toyota car key near Garfield summit at the lookout just a few years west of the summit spur. Looked like it was recently lost, but nobody else left in the parking area but me. If it's yours or you know the owner, please email me and I'll get it back to you! 
Comments: Typical shoulder season conditions with mixed bag conditions, but overall just fine for the time of year. Brought my rock spikes and only used them on the descent, but at that point I felt they were probably necessary (especially by headlamp) as there are some skating rinks and ice bulges. Switchbacks were mostly bare ground but the level sections in between were sloppy and snow covered above the last two switchbacks.  
Name: Eric H 
E-Mail: ejhansen at gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-18 
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