Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was full and people were parking along the road and yes the road is open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Needs some hand saw love and maybe a chainsaw for the big ones on the ground.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 3 
Bugs: Saw some black flies down low and mosquitoes up at the summit 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing found nothing 
Comments: Well well well… I was going to do owlshead but too tired so Garfield it was. Snow started abruptly at 3961’ and lasted until about 4056’ for about a solid .1 then it went in an out on spots. Then nothing until the junction. A lot of the .2 to the summit was still snow/ice. I barebooted to the summit but spiked that .2 down as some spots were too icy to worry when I carried them anyways. Lots of people out, a lot with spikes and some without. Got some views on top and a little mist on the way up and down. The more warm weather, the more snowmelt! The trail had lots of running water on it from snowmelt up high too.  
Name: Danielle, Melissa 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-19 
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