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, April 7, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was a bit muddy,but you could go around it.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were ok. You just had to rock hop. There were a few spots you had to step on rocks under water to make it across. If you have winter boots, you'll be fine.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail up to Garfield was great. The monorail was stable. If you did step off, you'd sink into the snow.
We had microspikes the whole time. We wish we had snowshoes for the Garfield Ridge Trail. It's not well travelled. Someone had been there with snowshoes a while ago, but you had to watch your footing, or you'd posthole. The steep section by the shelter coming from Garfield was fine. No ice. It was soft snow, so you could dig your heels in and step down. The trail to Galehead was well packed. Towards the bottom, it was getting muddy.
It was a great day to be out!  
Name: Courtney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-08 
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