Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, Thirteen Falls, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twin Brook Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, old Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking in Gale River Trailhead lot - I noticed US Forest Service SUV checking on the lot late in the day - glad they keep an eye on it!!!! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings were all rock-hoppable. I have my favorite crossing at 13 Falls - was perfect. 2 major crossings on the discontinued portion of Gale River Trail were barely rock-hoppable - glad there wasn't any ice in the late afternoon!!!! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pemi Wilderness was about what you'd expect - lots of deadfall 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: why not - plenty of water in all the mud. Actually, you might not to want to bring a mud-colored dog here - you might never find it again 
Bugs: yay - none  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Terrific day despite the mud. Super-nice views back to the Twins & the wilderness. I always like to lunch at 13 Falls. Sun came out there - it was amazing, as usual!!! On the way back, I decided to take the discontinued old Gale River Trail - many good memories in there - too many to not go back. AND there wasn't any significant mud. Now is a good time of year to take it as the brushy sections of hobblebush have dropped their leaves AND it is much more scenic. Why did they do the re-route with so little drainage??????? Now there are bypasses, widened sections, etc - it is just plain ugly.  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-20 
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