Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of people at Gale River Trailhead at 7am! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy-Peasy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few happy dogs out there, today! Lots of water available for them. 
Bugs: UGH, BLACK FLIES. I keep finding more and more bites. Worst biting I've experienced. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Such a perfect day to be outside! Gale River Trail was much quicker than I expected-- flat for about three miles and one good, steep push at the end. The trail was pretty muddy in places-- I trekked through most of it, but got a little dirty. You could avoid it by stepping on rocks and such, but it will definitely slow you down if you're trying to be careful. Sat at the hut for a bit before hiking up Galehead-- eventually the black flies became so unbearable that I had to start moving. Galehead was super quick, and the lookout is very nice! Ran into two lovely ladies and spent the rest of the day hiking with them up South Twin (perfect detour for a view on a day spent peak-bagging a viewless summit), and then back out Gale River. 9.5 hours and exactly 12 miles! Could not have asked for a better day trip!  
Name: Christine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-06-20 
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