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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issue parking at Beaver Brook 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First water crossing, the snowbridges are gone. All other crossings were fine.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The one with us had a blast 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: To anyone heading up to Galehead/South Twin...our most sincere apologies for the trail you’ll encounter tomorrow.

Seven of us in snowshoes managed to absolutely obliterate the trail today. Snow was soft to start, even softer upon return. Monorail was disintegrating under our feet the entire time. Ever see a man posthole while wearing 30” snowshoes? Because that happened. Multiple times. No form of traction was going to save you from the crumbling snow today.

As such, after the freeze tonight, I’m sure the trail will be in rough shape tomorrow. Best of luck navigating the frozen posthole wasteland that is Gale River Trail.  
Name
Name: Chef 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-12 
Link
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