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 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got there at 8:40 Sunday morning to find the lot full. Though, there is ample parking on the side of the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mostly okay. The second crossing required some difficult rock hopping. If the water gets much higher your feet may get wet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No areas where a dog would struggle on this hike. 
Bugs: Some but if you keep moving you can avoid being bitten for the most part. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An enjoyable just over 10 mile out and back with around 2600 feet of elevation gain. The Gale River trail starts off gradually with some muddy sections and some rocks on trail. In the last half mile or so, the trail becomes a moderately steep stair set with some wet and slippery rocks as well as a few more muddy sections. The Garfield Ridge trail ascends easily for the most part to the hut. As you reach the hut there are some sections with running water on the trail. The hut commands a nice view into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The Frost Trail is quite muddy starting with a descent and the ascending quickly to Galehead. There is also a nice outlook just off the trail.  
Name: HikerGuy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-20 
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