Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield (attempt), NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trails, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One other pulling in after us at Beaver Brook 8:20 AM. Three others in the lot leaving mid-late afternoon. Plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Both crossings well bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Three of us went from Beaver Brook to try for Galehead and Garfield. Snowshoes car to car. There was at least one snowshoer ahead of us up Gale River Trail and one behind so there will be a well packed trail for another few hours until more snow accumulates. The fellow behind was doing Galehead OAB as we ended up doing ourselves.
We did start toward Mount Garfield from the Garfield Ridge Trail - Gale River Trail junction at about 1:00 PM where we experienced deep snow and sections of snow covered branches to push through. We made it probably a third of a mile in half an hour to the outlook on the first hump in the trail. Our progress would have us reaching Garfield too late in the day and with weather blowing in. We turned back. Be warned, if our tracks make the path between Galehead and Garfield seem well packed, you will find otherwise 1/3 of a mile down the trail.  
Name: erikthered 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-02-21 
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