Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: FR 25, FR 92, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Trudeau Road lot icy. No apparent break ins today; Forest Service truck was patrolling when I left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping on lower tributary, ice bridged at Garfield Stream 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No problems  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: The road walk is treacherous! Melted out at the beginning, but then became increasingly icy and very slippery as it neared trailhead. On my way up I walked the edges in the shallow snow without traction. Several near falls on the way up convinced me to wear spikes on trip back down the road even though ice was quite thin in spots. Better to ding the spikes then me! Lower part of Gale River Trail is thin hardpack snow, extensive ice and scattered dirt patches, with short sections of monorail. Spikes were required. The snow finally became consistently deeper as the trail climbed to the ridge. Spikes were adequate to the summit; the trail remained very firm even where the snow coverage was deeper. Considered heading to South Twin (Twinway appears well traveled), but wind started to come up and summits went into the clouds when I returned to the trail junction.  
Name: Jay Baxter  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-21 
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