Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook Ski Trail, Gale River Loop Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook picnic area on Route 3. Paid the $3 fee as my sticker ran out in August. The Gale River Loop Road gates were closed at both ends. The Haystack Road was also gated closed for North & South Twin peaks. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several wooden bridges, other crossings were rock hops with care due to some ice and snow covered rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several walk over and duck under blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 1 dog with the owner near the view point on Galehead Mt. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Another great day to hike as the temps were from 25 to 35 but there were no views as the fog and clouds were thick when I was at the hut and the view point on Galehead. The sun did come out around noon as I was heading back down the trails. There was some bare ground but mostly snow and ice covered trails with up to 4" of snow at the higher elevations. Wore stabilicers for traction on the steeper parts of the trails.  
Name: Rick S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-12-09 
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