Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road is still open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were do-able. Boots got wet, but feet didn't. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Excellent hike for Max. Just a dusting of snow (he doesn't like it when the snow goes over his paws). He learned how to skate on the ice flows. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found on Gale River Trail: Dark gray, long-sleeve sweater/shirt. Lighter gray, short-sleeve shirt. Found on Frost Trail: Small Nalgene bottle full of GORP. Everything's now at the trailhead. 
Comments: We barebooted to Garfield Ridge Trail, then we should have put on microspikes...but didn't. We barebooted/ice skated up and around all the ice flows (there are many on the ridge!). 'spikes went on at the hut and stayed on until we returned to the lower portion of Gale River Trail.

Dusting to half an inch of snow...nothing deeper than that, even up top. Lots of ice on Garfield Ridge Trail (we used 'spikes).

Gorgeous and sunny day up top. Extremely cold wind, but the trees protected us from most of it.

Congrats to Alex for another Trailwrights Peak (she has about 10 left). Congrats to Max for another 4K (I think he's at 30).  
Name: TrishAlexSageMax 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-06 
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