|Hiking Trail Conditions Report
|Galehead Mountain (attempt), NH
|Gale River Trail
|Date of Hike:
|Sunday, April 22, 2012
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
|Gale River Loop Road was open, so no more road slogs. Plenty of parking at 3 AM.
|Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable
|Water Crossing Notes:
|2nd crossing prevented us from going any further
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Nothing on the portion we saw to cause any problems.
|Maxx had fun, but didn't enjoy the crossings too much.
|Lost and Found:
|We started wicked early to ensure we beat the heavy rains and all was was going well to start. The first smaller crossing near the trail head was do-able, but had much higher water than I expected. We were able to find a spot in which to cross however after a little searching. Having never done this trail before, we reached the spot where they put in the new section of trail, to divert you away from the river and followed that until we reached our second crossing. The water was way too high and swift to cross safely there and the combination of headlamps, rain and thickets along the river prevented us from really going too far upstream and downstream to search for a spot in which to cross. I had to think of my dog, and we decided it wasn't worth it, so we turned around and bailed on the hike. I thought the sign explaining the new path said that 2 crossing were bypassed because of it, but I guess that still left at least 1 to navigate. I don't believe I missed any other signs or paths. We encountered no snow on the path and all we saw was mud, cannot comment onn the upper portions of the hike.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.