Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 12, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Park at Beaver Brook XC lot. Always seems to be alot of people pulling in and out. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: On the way up the crossing were hoppable with dry shoes but brooks rose enough during day to require dunking our shoes. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As far as blow downs, trail is in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Was certainly plenty of water to drink. 
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The xc trails were ok except for one spot that we had to BW around. The road seemed in very good shape. The lower part of the trail was mostly firm and easy going. Shortly after the reroute connects with the old trail, we had frozen stuff under foot. We used spikes most of the way to the Garfield trail junction. We wore our snow shoes all the way to the summit for traction and floatation. Around the hut and the rocks just beyond, there is no snow. The frost trail is completely covered. On the way down, the trail had turned to rushing water and slush. It took much longer to descend. The caretaker had was just returning from and day hike. She had hoped to do the bonds but only made it to the Guyot Shelter. Though smiling she was bleeding from at least 3 places and reported leaving "epic postholes and body prints".  
Name: TimC 
E-Mail: tjcharboneau at roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-13 
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