Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain (attempt), NH
Trails: Beaver Brook ski trail, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road closed. Beaver Brook ski area was plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rocks were hoppable mostly. I got both feet wet eventually.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Seems like more large blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: I wish! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Skied the ski area to the road to the first major river crossing about 1.5 miles up the GRT. Snow conditions were a little rocky despite LOTS of snow. Started out with around 6" new snow at the parking lot, gained depth until 10"+ along the ridge. At times, on the steeps of the Gale River Trail, snow was knee-deep. Despite the depth, the rocks made the footing very unstable and challenging. Despite the fact that I was using snowshoes, the trail is pretty rough. Along the ridge, I got to the sign 1/4 mi from hut. Soon thereafter, I lost the trail, tried to bushwack to the hut, tried to bushwhack to the summit, and just seemed to chase after openings that were not the trail again and again. I am guessing I cut uphill too soon? Finally, I reached my turnaround time, was soaked, and was totally spent. No views with all the snow. Still, it was a great day to have the mountain(side) to myself! :)  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-28 
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