Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2012-03-18

Climber: Heather Hesse

Others in Party:Kali
Date:Sunday, March 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Garfield
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the Beaver Brook Wayside parking at 7am, followed the Heritage Ski Trail into campsite # 3. Quick easy .9 to Gale River Trail. Up to the Hut in 2.5 hrs, wasted about 45 minutes taking pictures, summiting Galehead and eating before heading back down Frost Trail, at the Garfield Ridge Trail I decided to go for it. Headed across the ridge, 9 PUD's! Visited the Garfield Ridge Campsite. Love the new lean-to, took pics, ate some more. On the summit of Garfield at 12:30pm. Lots of pictures and sitting in the SUN on this Winter hike. Then down to the car by 3:20pm. Great day out with Kali, relaxing stops in the sun but a good pace alltogether. Started on bareboots, went to spike, snowshoes by 3 miles in, all the way across the ridge until about 2.5 miles from Garfield Trailhead where it turned to slush and I was wading through it in snowshoes.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
Descent Statistics
    Distance:16.8 mi / 27 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Galehead/Garfield

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Galehead Mountain2012-03-18
2Garfield Ridge2012-03-18
3Mount Garfield2012-03-18

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