Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road closed. Plenty at end of road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Streams were running pretty good today but all rock-hoppable with 2 inches of water covering rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several large blowdowns near beginning of Garfield Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Did not see any. Probably would have been tough in soft snow. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Met Bill and Mike at the road into Garfield and they gave me a ride to Beaver Brook while they continued onto to the Seven Dwarfs road for the Twins. Snow was well frozen this morning making for a quick ascent to the Galehead Hut. Snowshoes from just below the brook crossing on the new trail section. The bridge is almost gone. By the time I had done Galehead the snow was starting to become soft. Garfield Ridge had not been used for some time and I postholed a lot even with snowshoes. Garfield Ridge was slow going in the heavy wet conditions. Bill and Mike caught up with me just below the Garfield tent site and we summited togather. By the end of the afternoon the Garfield Trail was very soft. Bill said the Little River crossing was solid and the trails over the Twins were fine. Spent over an hour on Garfield summit enjoying the great views.  
Name: Jeb Bradley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 
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