Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2011-07-09
|Others in Party:||Peter|
|Date:||Saturday, July 9, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4480 ft / 1365 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCasual climb, 6 hours roundtrip for this 10+ mile climb. Started late at around 1245. Met many overnight climbers. Trail itself was 95% in the woods, not much for water bodies, an area of windblown forest near the top. Beautiful day but windy. Cold at the top. Stunning views of the backside of Lafayette; could see Cannon tower and I believe the summit of Washington the other way. Beautiful. Knees were bothersome on the way down. Really painful. Getting used to the climbing poles - they were helpful.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
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