Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2010-10-22

Climber: Wesley Barry

Others in Party:Mike Jones
Date:Friday, October 22, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Garfield
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike started at 7:20am and ended at 2:30pm. Conditions were muddy for the first few miles and slowly changed to ice and then snow along the Garfield Ridge and the summit of Garfield. Mike stepped in a stream during one of the crossings on the Gale River Trail but that did not dampen his spirits or interfere. We used Micro Points for the top half of the trip as we would not have been able to navigate the slippery Garfield Ridge without them. Weather and wind were fine while in the protection of the trees. Wind was 30+ mph on the actual summit of Garfield. Ascent was trick up the Garfield Ridge Trail right before the Garfield Campsite.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3557 ft / 1083 m
    Elevation Loss:3657 ft / 1113 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Extra Loss:580 ft / 176 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Gail River, Garfield Ridge Trails
    Trailhead:Gail River Trailhead  1600 ft / 487 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3077 ft / 937 m
    Extra Gain:97 ft / 29 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Garfield Trail
    Trailhead:Garfield Trailhead  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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