Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left a car at the west end of Gale River Rd. and parked at the Beaver Brook ski area.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
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
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few duck unders on the Garfield trail and Garfield Ridge Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog today but looked like he wanted to eat us.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Gumbyhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-27 
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