Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2013-09-28

Climber: Michael Berger

Others in Party:Richard Bedard -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Brian Platt
Date:Saturday, September 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Garfield
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another hike with Dick and Brian. A great day with superb weather. The trail was surprisingly wet for the dry weather we've had recently. The trail is one of the smoothest and gradually acending trails I've hiked to a 4000'er. Many times I found myself thinking when were we going to start climbing. The last 2/10 of a mile is the most difficult part of the hike, but not as hard as it's made to seem. I think folks think of it as harder because its the first challenging terrain after 4.6 miles of smiles. The forest and the water crossings are pleasant. This was a very enjoyable hike and I found myself on top before I even knew it - good hiking company probably had something to do with that also. I was also fooled because when I saw Garfield from the Bonds, it looked like a rock cone. But, coming in from the north, you're in trees right to the rocky top. With clear skies and moderate haze, the 360 view from the top was great. I got a kick out of spotting the peak and say "climbed that". I also spotted one of my two remaining peaks nearby - "gotta climb that". The peak was crowded today - lots of folks with the same idea as us. This is a definite favorite of mine. When I got back to the trailhead, I was able to partake in something Ive missed by doing so much solo hiking this year - kicking back and having a beer with my hiking partners at the end of a great hike!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Garfield - Garfield Ridge
Descent Statistics
    Route:Garfield Ridge - Garfield
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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