Ascent of Mount Garfield on 2013-06-09

Climber: Jennifer Plaza

Others in Party:Fellow solo hiker named Jim from Enfield
Date:Sunday, June 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Garfield
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started 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
    Total Elevation Gain:2980 ft / 908 m
    Round-Trip 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.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes

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