Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2012-05-05

Climber: John N

Others in Party:Laura
Date:Saturday, May 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Garfield
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed on a cool but beautiful May Day, the first weekend the Gale River Road was open for the season. Laura, CJ and I left the ski Haus and hit the trail about 11AM. After about 2.5 hours of a steady gradual climb the climb steepened and we hit a bit of leftover snow/monorail. This last part was a bit treacherous, especially on the way down. When we reached the summit we climbed into the foundation of the fire tower (all that was left) to block ourselves from the wind and enjoyed a snack and a quick rest before the climb down. Crystal clear day with great views from the summit in all directions. All in all a very easy hike for a 4000 footer.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3174 ft / 966 m
    Extra Gain:97 ft / 29 m
    Distance:10.1 mi / 16.2 km
    Route:Garfield Ridge Trail > Garfield Spur
    Trailhead:Garfield Trailhead  1500 ft / 457 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Sunny but cool. Windy on the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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