Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 19, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Couple cars at the Garfield Trailhead at 7; full when I returned in the PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails were in good shape, and either well-blazed or patently obvious. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Really not bad, with the exception of the lower half of Garfield Trail, which sped up my descent. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hadn't really planned to hike South Twin, but it was so close when I arrived at the hut that I had to do it. That is a serious .8 miles, with lots of wet rocks that tried to kill me multiple times. Views from the summit are fantastic. Wanted to add North, but had a time limit and wasn't sure I could meet it. Garfield Ridge is rugged from Galehead to Garfield, with lots of up and down (mostly up) climbing, including a section below the campsite where running water turned the trail into a waterfall you had to climb up through. The last half mile or so is quite rocky and steep, but the views of the Pemi Wilderness are worth it. Garfield Trail was a relatively easy walk out, with the exception of the bugs. Busy day on the ridge on a gorgeous day in the Whites.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-20 
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