Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt.Galehead and Mt.Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: the roads are still closed. but are clear of ice and snow. they should be opening soon:) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: the first crossing on GRT was a bushwack up stream on a small log,the second was barefoot after 45 minutes of trying to bushwack it. The first two going down Garfield was rock hopping with wet feet the last requires some bushwacking but there is a herd path that is easy to follow that runs high up on the bank. The water is rushing down the trail at this point. But the herd path will bring you around.. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today..the water crossings will be difficult for them right now and the steeps from galehead to garfield are icy with lots of running water 
Bugs: soon...but none today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: if your into mud,roaring rivers,and slushy spring snow this is the hike for you..tough day on these two mts today.. but wouldn't want it any other way.Thanks Steve for another great would be wise to bring snow shoes above 2700ft..its melting fast..the water is high and the crossings are VERY hard.allow yourself extra time on the mountains...  
Name: Spooky13 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-04-21 
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