Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The gale river rd is still closed. The road is in good condition 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One easy blowdown to duck under  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I didn't see any and wouldn't recommend bringing your pooch due to the ice near the top. It's more of an issue on the descent. 
Bugs: Some flies at the hut 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost a pair of beat up Oakleys. If found let me know 
Comments: I bare-booted until I gained roughly 1000ft then put on micro spikes. I kept them on until roughly the same spot. The flow ice is very thick right before the trail junction to the hut. The trail after the hut to the summit is soft. I met two different groups at the hut that were doing to Pemi-loop in different directions and none of them had spikes :0. The weather was perfect at the hut so I sat there for 45 minutes enjoying the views. If you have crampons, I suggest wearing them on the descent from Garfield Ridge trail to the Gale River trail. I ate it pretty hard, sliding 30-40 ft before catching a tree. Thankfully nothing more than a few cuts and bruises. The rest of the trail is manageable.  
Name: Rob 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-17 
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