|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Galehead Mountain, NH|
||Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 9, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Road was open :)
Handful when I started. A dozen or so cars when I got back |
||Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||a couple hop overs and a duck under (if you're tall like me) |
||Few friendly, adorable, and well behaved pups |
|Lost and Found:
||Amazing day. I wondered if I should have hiked something with more of a view, but when I reached the hut I got quite the show with a helicopter landing right next to the hut and then taking off again. Some last minute hut maintenance going on.|
I bare booted up to the hut and then donned spikes to from there to the summit. I left them on heading back down to the flat section of Gale river. There were some lengthy stretches of frozen mud (the best kind IMHO). I did sink a bit a few times, but not far. Some parts of the trail were wet without snow, but it short lived.
The road was open and no issues driving in the few inches of snow on the drive in. It was packed down on the drive out and may be a bit icy. Since there aren't a lot of hills or elevation gain on the road it's not an issue.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.