Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2013-06-09
|Others in Party:||Fellow solo hiker named Jim from Enfield|
|Date:||Sunday, June 9, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4480 ft / 1365 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted the hike solo, but met a fellow solo hiker named Jim about a mile into the hike. He hiked at a good speed and we hiked together for the remainder of the hike. The water crossings were good. The trail was very gentle and rock free and this mountain is now one of my favorite climbs. At about 3500 feet elevation it started to rain. Unfortunately, there was no view at the summit and it was very windy. We did not stay up there long. There was a lot of people on the trail today and we talked with a lot of them.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2980 ft / 908 m|
| Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Route:||Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail|
| Trailhead:||Gale River Loop Road 1500 ft / 457 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Windy, Low Clouds|
Pleasant and sunny until 3500 feet, then rain showers, low clouds. Dry descent.
| Time Up:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||3 Hours 0 Minutes|
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