Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail, snowmobile trail, Gale River Loop Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Tr parking lot was 75% full at &:45 am. At 5 pm it was over flowing. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Frost Tr was a little brushy in spots overall in good shape. There were no blowdowns today. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: On Saturday Marlie completed her 48th four thousand footer!!! She will be 2 years old on Nov 3rd. It took us 450 days. Thanks to all that we have met along the way. You have all been important, even those she may have startled. Dog trail etiquette is an on going training process. This was great hike for dogs. The lower sections of Gale River & Garfield Tr are wide and easy to see if people are approaching allowing dogs to run without leaving your sight. The trails are busy with the hut and campsite along the ridge. 
Bugs: Some along Gale Rive Loop Rd but none biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Congratulations to my dog Marlie and Brian from Maine for both finishing their NH 4Ks on Garfield today!! Marlie is the best hiking partner I have ever had. An upbeat attitude and she never complains. It's quite an accomplishment. It was my 3rd time completing the list but none is more important than the first. The trails were in great shape, enough so that I saw one girl taking a nap along side the Garfield Ridge Tr. Descending along the Garfield Tr I followed the snowmobile trail north to the Gale River Loop Rd, shaving about a mile off of the hike.  
Name: IQuest 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 
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