Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got to the lot late- around 11:00 and it was full. I was able to find a spot on the side of the “driveway” going into the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy to rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown which was easy to step over on Gale River Trail. Boardwalks on Frost Trail are in need of some love. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t see any but I don’t imagine they would have any problem 
Bugs: Black flies and other various flying creatures between the hut and the summit. Didn’t feel/see any between the parking lot and the hut. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail is quite flat for the first 2.5-3 miles (I didn’t measure exactly). The first good view of the river was at about 1.5 miles with another view down a steep bank at about 3 miles in. There’s a small view of South Twin from here as well. The Gale River Trail was mostly dry with just a few patches of mud which were easy to negotiate. At about 3.5 miles the real climb begins, much of which is a rock staircase. Garfield Ridge Trail was relatively dry as I remember, however, Frost Trail had the largest patches of mud of the entire hike- not too challenging but more challenging than those on The Gale River Trail. The view from the outlook just below the summit was spectacular- a great view of the hut and the Twins, and a distant view to Osceola, Tecumseh, and Scar Ridge. Overall a beautiful day in the mountains!  
Name: Ann 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-07 
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