Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Garfield Trail lot was overflowed to the roadside, many, many cars there when we spotted a vehicle. Gale River Trail was nearly full when we arrived.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one crossing on Gale River Trail was an easy rock hop.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape overall. Frost is a bit brushy, but that's par for the course.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Flint had a wonderful time, and there were many others out with their humans. 
Bugs: Didn't notice them if they were there! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Even though I had to work tonight, it was too nice of a day to do nothing. So I met up with my friend Anna and her dog Flint, helped her spot her vehicle at Garfield Trail, and went up to Galehead with them. Very pleasant hiking, though I was still a sweaty mess. Plenty of people out and about, some obvious Pemi Loopers, backpackers, and day hikers. Parted ways with my companions back at Gale River Trail (they continued to Garfield, and were misdirected toward Lafayette, instead of down Garfield Trail :\ ), and ran down to my car, arriving at 2pm. Had just enough time to make it back home, shower, and drive to Portland to work for the night. A worthwhile use of my time, burning the candle at both ends!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-30 
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