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technicolorNHFirst of the day and short  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2016


After a completely sleepless night spent in a bunk at the Galehead Hut I took the twenty minute walk to the top to start the day. When viewed from the overlook on North Twin this mountain looks like an insignificant bump compared to the hulking size of South Twin.
Posted Jun 18, 2016 2:46 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute Climbed: Pemi Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2013


Did as part of a 2 day pemi loop. The views were incredible on a clear, sunny day.
Posted May 16, 2013 12:39 pm

apePemi loop backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011
Did a Pemi Loop over 2.5 days with a couple of friends. Going counter clockwise, camped at Guyot and Garfield tent sites. Saw an awesome lightning over a town to the north storm from Garfield; got hailed on in a lightning storm on the way out on the last day. Had a bottle of Bowmore with us.

The others were a bit tuckered out at this point, so I did this as an out-and-back myself. Wasn't able to catch up with them until the campsite on Garfield, where they were waiting.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 4:45 pm



Tagged it on the way from Garfield to South Twin.
Posted Nov 24, 2011 11:46 am

LDuszereasy run from the hut  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010


This was the 5th peak I climbed on my route over the course of a few days. It's a quick hike to the summit from Galehead Hut, which is a much-needed resting spot after coming down from South Twin. My dog took a breather near the summit cairn.
Posted Oct 5, 2010 11:57 pm

Jofaeasy hike, hut right there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


stayed at hut, nice area, right next to twins
Posted Apr 29, 2010 1:45 pm

dirthEmpty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009


No one around. Hut closed up. Kind of cool to have the whole place to ourselves for the entire day.
Posted Nov 1, 2009 8:23 pm

starship_jenGarfield & Galehead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009


Hit Garfield first, then to the hut to drop off gear, and a quick trip to Galehead. No view, but a decent view on the way up at the outlook. Back to the hut just in time to avoid the rain and wind!
Posted Jun 6, 2009 8:41 pm

FlandersVery easy...very tired  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2008


Another treed in summit...guess you gotta do it to tag all the 4000'ers. Hut was nice, mmmmm potato bread.
Posted Oct 3, 2008 11:08 pm

Brian JenkinsLonger Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2008

Brian Jenkins

Tagged as the 8th of 8 summit from the Bonds to Galehead before hiking out the Franconia Brook Trail. 34 miles on a two-day trip. Left the packs at the Hut and was very thankful to the hut for their cinnamon bun and Hershey bars as I brought too little food for this hike.
Posted Sep 29, 2008 1:20 am

TahawusGalehead Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007


Climbed with Garfield via the Garfield Ridge Trail from Gale River Road. Traversed a steep and rocky section of the Appalachian Trail coming over from Garfield. No views to speak of from the summit but there is a nice lookout on the Frost Trail coming up from the Galehead Hut.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 4:53 pm

TLPGale River  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


A mountain to do with cloudy skies, you're basically getting no views anyway. I wanted to climb a 4000er, and I had the day off. It rained the night before and it was still dreary out, but I would still rather be out on the trail. The folks at the hut were nice when I stopped by.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 5:00 pm

Grampahawksnow slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008


An Ok day, about 32 at the base with some overcast and a few snow showers. The trail from the Rt 3 parking lot was unbroken all the way to the top so it presented an interesting challenge. About 8 inces of newly fallen powder with a crust underneath that would continually grab the snowshoes when you broke through meant a lot of falls. The summit was not that interesting but I knocked this one off my 4000 footer list.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:36 pm

eric-grizA sad day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2001


A lot going on in our world that day. Being in the mountains, however, I was oblivious to it all. Anyway I made it up the Twins and Galehead before setting up camp at 13 Falls Campsite and heading to Owl's Head.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 9:57 am

bidwelldkRoute Climbed,: Garfield Ridge- to Fros trail  Sucess!


Part of a three day loop. Figured I might as well hit the top since I was right there.
Posted Oct 25, 2006 6:40 pm

woodstriderBackpack to Peakbag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2002


From base camp at Garfield tentsites we day hiked this. The hut was then newly renovated. Can I ask- who sleeps on the top (4th level) bunk in there?
Posted Oct 15, 2006 5:43 pm

royswkrWasn't on the list then  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 1976
Drove part way to trailhead, road icy enough to turn around by spinning car
Posted Jun 14, 2006 12:27 am

Matt WorsterRoute Climbed: From Zealand Date Climbed: 8 Sept 2004  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Wow, what a summit. It's summits like these that remind me what a list-dork I am. But I'm a happy list-dork, so what the hey! Part of a long dayhike that included Zealand. One or two red maples had turned color down by the ponds.
Posted Nov 12, 2005 9:45 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Black pond bushwhack to lincoln brook Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

We skied into black pond with the sleds and set up camp. Next day we went for the peak through the black pond bushwhack cutoff to lincoln brook. Nice views from the slide and some deep snow on the ridge got us to the summit cairn. A nice night in -11 F on black pond kept the snow from softening and kept everything dry. A good time.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 9:22 am

WhiteLiefRoute Climbed: Galehead Trail from Hut, etc Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!


99.9% humidity, a few black flies, and a great three-bagger with Galehead, South Twin and North Twin, starting on the Gale River Trail. Trails were muddy and wet, thundershowers, thankfully, stayed away. Too hazy for much of a view.
Posted Jun 11, 2005 9:24 pm

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