Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 14, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The trailhead lot was not full when I started or finished. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: You may get a toe wet at the one major crossing. I used a stick I found in the woods for assistance. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: At the third (and last) bog bridge above the upper Gale River Trail reroute the middle log has broken on the front portion (it's a double). The choices are to balance on one log or mini-straddle the remaining two. The trails are in great shape otherwise. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any. 
Bugs: Hardly any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: With a less than stellar forecast I decided to stay in the trees. Despite predictions it didn't rain at all today though all morning and early afternoon the skies were overcast. On descent the sun came out and stayed out pumping up the temps which went from somewhat comfy to hot and humid.

Rocks on these trails are damp and a bit slick so some caution is needed. Not too many folks out today - and most of those were going to, coming from or staying at the hut.  
Name: HMJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-14 
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