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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: well bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Cold but beautiful day. Started at 9AM from the small lot at Trudeau rd and did the road walk down to the Garfield branch of Gale River rd. Bare booted the road walk. Mel put snowshoes on at the start of Garfield trail, I continued to bareboot to the water crossings (snow bridged). Trail was well packed. A little more loose powder as it starts to gain elevation so snowshoes best to keep the trail in good shape. Hung out at the summit of Garfield for a bit as it was super calm and a cool halo around the sun. Garfield Ridge over to junction with Gale River had seen a couple snowshoers before us and we passed one going the opposite way. So somewhat broken out but still not stable and definitely snowshoes needed. Lots of snowy branches hanging low over the trail too so be prepared to get dumped on. After the junction with Gale River trail was well packed, as were Frost trail to summit and Gale River going down. We both gridded out Galehead!  
Name
Name: John and Mel 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jwilson@worcester.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-13 
Link
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