Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 21, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook Parking Lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings have snow bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of blow downs on Gale River Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing Lost and Nothing Found 
Comments: Ski trails are packed out nice, I used snow shoes start to finish so I didn’t post hole the trail.
Gale River Road was groomed for the snowmobile trails so keep an eye out for snowmobiles.
Gale River Trail had one set of snow shoe tracks from last Tuesdays storm appx. 4-6” of unconsolidated snow.
I followed these tracks until about a mile from the Garfield Ridge Trail when they went to the right
straight up. I’m assuming someone came down a bushwhack from Garfield Ridge Trail because the tracks
we’re heading down. So breaking trail started at that 1 mile from Garfield Ridge Trail all the way to the summit of Galehead. Probably 8”+ snow from this point on. There were some deep snow drifts around the hut and on Frost Trail. Met a solo hiker that went up South Twin and was going to return for Galehead. Met three other people going up Frost Trail to Galehead when I was coming down. All four people were wearing snowshoes as it was necessary. The snow on the trails is still very soft so snow shoes are recommended.  
Name: Kevin Lacourse 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-21 
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