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Garfield Pond Cut-Off
State: NH
The Garfield Pond Cut-Off connected the Garfield Ridge Trail and Garfield Trail together via Garfield Pond.

Garfield Pond Cut-Off Details
Also Known As:
Location: White Mountains - Franconia
Peak: Mt. Garfield
Opened:
Closed: 1971
Reason Closed: Relocation of camping/shelter area from Garfield Pond to opposite side of Mt. Garfield.
Guidebook Descriptions:
1931 AMC White Mountain Guide
Near the foot of the cone of Mt. Garfield it [Garfield Ridge Trail] passes to the S. of Garfield Pond. Here the Garfield Pond Cut-off (A.M.C.) diverges to the L., passes the outlet of the Pond and in about m. reaches the U.S.F.S. Garfield Trail. At the E. end of the Pond a side trail diverges to the R. for about 150 yds. to the old Garfield Pond Shelter, now scarcely usable. The new shelter build in 1925 is several hundred feet nearer the Pond and accommodates eight or ten comfortably. Elizabeth Spring lies near the Pond.

1940 AMC White Mountain Guide
Near the foot of the cone of Garfield it [Garfield Ridge Trail] passes to the S of Garfield Pond. Here the Garfield Pond Cut-off diverges L, passes the outlet of the Pond and in about m. reaches the WMNF Garfield Trail . At the S end of the Pond a side trail diverges R to Garfield Pond Shelter, which accommodates 8 or 10. Elizabeth Spring lies near this junction, a few feet from the pond.

 
Images:
1983 USGS map of Garfield Pond
1983 USGS map of Garfield Pond



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