Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, Thirteen Falls, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Brook Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at the Gale River Trail -not many cars in the lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: slippery but not overly deep; not icy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: occasional blowdowns in the wilderness areas near 13 Falls 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Galehead Mtn, Thirteen Falls, Hawthorne Falls (area)

Mix of snow, hail, and sun. Not terrific visibility from the Galehead Mtn outlook. Beautiful woods down near 13 Falls. Water not really scary at 13 Falls. Started my bushwhack off Garfield Ridge approximately north from the Franconia Brook Trail junction. Mix of big blowdowns and really vexing eye-jabbing spruce. Very tedious. Explored the entire box-like canyon around 3000'-3200' and upstream/downstream and could not find anything that looked like the Hawthorne Falls pics I have seen on the web. The water flow was very light, however - maybe that was it? By now, I am pretty sure I've explored the entire stream (and some of the feeder streams) - that does it for me - closed case... maybe.

A terrific but cold and moderately wet & muddy day in the woods!!!! :)  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-10-17 
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