|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH|
||Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 27, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Left a car at the west end of Gale River Rd. and parked at the Beaver Brook ski area. |
||Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings were tough today. On the Gale River trail we followed a track up stream for a better crossing (crossing near the trailhead).
On the Garfield Tr. we used the two snowmobile bridges at the major crossings down low about a mile from the trailhead.
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few duck unders on the Garfield trail and Garfield Ridge Trail. |
||Saw one dog today but looked like he wanted to eat us. |
|Lost and Found:
||Great hike today and two more of my list thanks to Mark and Mike. Pretty clear sailing all the way although it was a little tricky getting up the water section below Garfield shelter today. There were also many ice floes on the Garfield Tr. today. So bring your spikes. Met a nice couple at Galehead Hut. Nice to summit Galehead with you! Blue sky's everywhere today and a lot of miles on my feet. Thanks again to Mark&Mike for letting me join in on the hike. Much appreciated. |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.