Ascent of Galehead Mountain on 2010-06-15

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Kevin Knight
Date:Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Galehead Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4024 ft / 1226 m

Ascent Trip Report

Interesting enough we ended at the top of this Mtn, we had planned a trip out here to just hike up Mt. Garfield but instead we parked at the wrong Parking lot and hiked up the wrong Mtn. We had forgotten the maps in the car so we decided the hike wouldn't be worth it if we didn't hit both Gale head and Garfield so we ventured over to the other and back to the truck, 15.3 miles TOTAL! longest loop EVER! this hike up to Gale head its just meant for bagging it, NO VIEW at all, if your trying to join the club (4,000 footers) then you got to do it but i wouldn't recomend this hike to others, although the Gale head hut about 1/4 mile away is Awesome! best hut iv'e seen so far a great hike and a great day for it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2418 ft / 737 m
    Elevation Loss:477 ft / 145 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
60's cool, warm
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2418 ft / 737 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:Gale River Trail
    Trailhead:Gale River Parking Lot  1606 ft / 489 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:477 ft / 145 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Garfield Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Mt. Garfield  4501 ft / 1371 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 

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