Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain (attempt), NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked in the lot on route 3 across from the Gale River Road gate (Trudeau Road). It was sort of plowed. From here it’s 1.7 miles to the trailhead, so slightly longer than parking at Beaver Brook. I prefer this because this parking is safer (it’s right on route 3) and it’s a groomed road that is pretty much a straight shot to the trailhead. I can look around while hiking vs having to pay attention to every step while on the cross country ski trails!!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two large ones are solidly bridged. Some small drainages are open and require a giant step across!  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing new!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today.  
Bugs: No snowfleas today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing today.  
Comments: I honestly had no intention of summiting as that would have been too much pressure as a solo hiker. Gale River Road is groomed for snowmobiles so the footing is easy. From the trailhead to the sharp right turn (about 1.5 miles), it was 3-4” fluffy dry powder with some stretches of 6-8” drifts. From the right turn to just before the second water crossings it was 4-6” with 8-10” drifts. After the second water crossing it was consistently 6-8” with a lot of drifts over a foot. I was mostly wading through it from this point and made it about another mile before my alarm dinged and I had to turn around. I have absolutely no regrets - it was a beautiful day and I got to leave behind a fabulous trough. Go get it folks!! :)  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-16 
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