Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Medium parking lot off of Gale River Loop Road. One car in the lot Tuesday. Several cars in the lot Wednesday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Many water crossings either easy rock hop or bog boards. Water levels normal.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Black flies and mosquitoes in the parking lot on Tuesday. Didn't have any problem after a mile or two. By Wednesday it chilled down and the bugs were gone.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail is mostly dry or has minor water here and there. On Tuesday, I carried micro spikes but never put them on, even though close to the hut the snow patches were larger. Going up to the summit of Galehead, there were longer sections of monorail but also plenty of rocks so again I did not use my micro spikes. I stayed the night at the hut. Wednesday morning there was a trace of new snow. I wore mirco spikes coming down a ways from the hut just to be safe and enjoy the frozen remaining monorail. But soon I took them off again because there just isn't much snow left. The trail is in good shape and ready for summer.  
Name: Rachel Whelton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-17 
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