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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Garfield Ridge - East Peak, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Garfield Tentsite Spur, Garfield Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Car spot at Beaver Brook rest area. plowed, 3 vehicles at end of hike. Plenty of room in lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Partially ice bridged and rock hoppable. flow is low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few minor walkunders. otherwise trails in super shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 ankle biter in parking lot 
Bugs
Bugs: snowfleas and another winged flying insect 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After a great overnight at Garfield Shelter it was some fun trailbreaking down to intersection of Gale River Trail. This included some pretty epic drifts. managed to stay on trail despite a few doubts along the way... East Garfield canister is intact. the summit register is 75% percent full. there was just one entry since my last trip back in November. A huge Thanks!! to the hiker that had broken Gale River Trail out and best of luck completing your Winter 48. Gale River trail is still quite unconsolidated but with warming temps on the descent i was able to pack trail further. At this time highly recommend snowshoes for this hike. Unfortunately someone has taken the Galehead summit stick leaving the screws in the tree. i noticed last week the Waumbek stick has been taken as well.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-15 
Link
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