Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2011-08-15
|Others in Party:||Kyle Sherry|
|Date:||Monday, August 15, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4480 ft / 1365 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a pretty painful, dramatic, cool ascent. We started the actual ascent on Sunday evening after Galehead -- then we ran into an older guy and his son. The guy fell and hurt himself, so I went with them back to the hut, carrying his pack, while Kyle and Elan carried my pack onwards towards the Garfield campsite. I ran/jogged a lot of the way back from Galehead to Garfield, though the last half mile was a super steep scramble. Due to the rain the scramble had become a small waterfall. It was also dark and foggy -- couldn't see 3 ft in front of my face. Eventually made it to Garfield campsite, where Elan and Kyle were already in the process of putting up the tents (in the rain).
The next morning before packing up, we finished the ascent of Garfield. It was actually really cool up top. It was all foggy so the edges of the peak just faded out into nothing. The wind was really blowing and the rain was coming down. We stood up on the remains of the fire tower on the peak. We decided to not spend a whole lot of time up there since we were getting soaked.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1380 ft / 420 m|
| Elevation Loss:||3930 ft / 1197 m|
| Distance:||13.7 mi / 22 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Elevation Gain:||1280 ft / 390 m|
| Extra Loss:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||2.9 mi / 4.7 km|
| Route:||Garfield Ridge Tr (AT)|
| Trailhead:||Galhead Hut 3700 ft / 1127 m|
| Elevation Loss:||3430 ft / 1045 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||10.8 mi / 17.4 km|
| Route:||Garfield Ridge Tr (AT) - Franconia Brook Tr - Linc|
| Trailhead:||Lincoln Woods Visitor Center 1150 ft / 350 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Pemi wilderness (2 nights total away from roads)|
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