Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook XC Ski Area. Lot was icy  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Took spikes off to cross the first one so they didn’t get wet. All snow bridges have collapsed on all crossings though they are all still rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns on the XC trail and Gale River Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Spring hiking came early it seems! We left our snowshoes in the car and used spikes all day. We barebooted the XC Trail and the road as there was minimal snow on the ground. Lower portion of Gale River Trail is a mess with lots of soft snow and running water in the trail. Trails are hard packed and solid beyond that. We were crossing a snow bridge on one of the smaller crossings half way up the trail and it collapsed under us. Garfield Ridge and Frost Trail were packed nicely and we had no issues. On the decent, lots of minor postholing due to soft snow and trying to avoid water.  
Name: Adam & Emily 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-14 
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