Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trails, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Beaver Brook parking lot was empty when we showed up, and empty besides ours when we got out at dark. Plowed and ready for hikers. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Gale river crossing is bridged, some of the smaller trickles are step overs, but with some false snow bridges, a few did create some tumbles from my group of 3. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One climb over if you are above 5'5", a crawl under or climb over if you are under that height, all branches were off of it so it is a piece of cake either way you choose. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only one we saw all day was a curly haired handsome dog, named Max (part of our group). He had a splendid time and felt the trail was very dog friendly today. 
Bugs: Not a one, unless you count me slowing the group down as something that bugged people. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One dry wipe, partially used, and no, you can't have it back. A mis-matched pair of XS bootie socks, left on the Gale River Trail access sign. 
Comments: A fun long day. Trail was broken out well from the previous days hikers and skiers. Two hikers shot passed us and smoothed out the Frost Trail for us, Kudos to those who did all the work to make our day smooth as silk. There was one set of snowshoe tracks that went down the Garfield Ridge Trail from the Gale River Trail. On our return the hiker hadn't come back through so I am assuming he/she made it to Garfield and beyond.  
Name: The Yankees Guy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-02-25 
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