Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 18, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Gale River gate. More parking across the street at 5 corners if needed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were either open rock hops (Garfield trail) or adequately bridged (small streams, Gale River trail) HOWEVER, this will likely change after Saturday  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing significant of note, couple trees down here and there  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Yup 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: No evidence of supposed “sidewalk conditions” noted in Pemi loop report from Wednesday, warm temps softened everything. Started in spikes within minimal coverage low on Garfield trail. Switched to snowshoes after the water crossing and kept them on until low on Gale River trail on the way out. Overall conditions were fine for snowshoes, where there is snow.

Water crossings were fine, as noted above. Conditions will change significantly after rain on Saturday. The Pemi is forecasted to reach flood stage by Sunday morning, which means all smaller streams and Rivers in the region will also be swollen and remaining snow bridges will likely be unstable. Tis the season to be checking on water levels/planning hikes accordingly before ya go.  
Name: woodsyjess 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-19 
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