Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trails, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at Beaver Brook Sli Trails "picnic" area. Plowed and the pit toilets are open. The lot at the end of the Garfield side of the Gale River Loop was plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All of the crossing have snow bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns along the way but nothing serious. If I had my small saw I could have cleaned some of them up but I broke the blade last week and haven't had a chance to replace it yet.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs.  
Bugs: No bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
Comments: Did this one with Ceaser, Kyle, and Freddy. The original plan was Galehead to Flume but a late start coupled with having to break the trail and fight through snow covered branches between Galehead and Garfield "encouraged" us to change our plans. The final "convincer" was the the sight of the trail beyond Garfield - only about two feet between the top of the snow and the bottom of the snow-laden branches. Didn't feel like spending a few more hours to fight through those conditions. Two summits and breaking out Garfield Ridge Trail was an honest day's work. There were four in our group and we were followed by at least two others. Nice to see Kevin Rooney and Franco and meet Shawna along the way.  
Name: Michael & Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-07 
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