Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot not plowed; 1 car stranded. Parked at 5 Corners 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy, some bridged...this won't last 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing new down since storm 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 1 well behaved having fun 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Full on Winter today! Group of 7 left ahead of me. 2 turned around 2 miles in. Caught up to 2 about a mile below summit. The other 3 continued on to Galehead & the Twins. 3 heading down after a night in the shelter. Nice track was laid down. Thanks to all for breaking these out! As I was coming off the summit, was greeted by post holes at junction?? Caught up to him quickly, must have come from shelter. Said storm caught him by surprise, no snowshoes. So all the hard work has been churned up, all but maybe 1/4 mile that I smoothed out. Climb to summit was easier than summer. Greeted to some beautiful views & lite winds. There is some water underneath the snow that is starting to come up thru starting before the crossings. Lots of snow in the trees, hopefully this falls on the trail to cover up the postholes. That said snowshoes are required & watch out for the ankle twisting holes.  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-25 
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