Hike to the summit of Galehead in winter. We'll start at the Beaver Brook cross country ski area and take the ski trails/herd path to Gale River road close to the road junction and the summer Gale River trailhead (a bit more than a mile). From there we'll take the Gale River trail to the Garfield Ridge trail (AT), and Garfield Ridge to Galehead hut (closed) and the Frost trail to the summit of Galehead . Total is about 12.5 miles and 2750 elevation gain. Pretzel, the hiking dog, will be joining us.
Pat is a four season leader with the Boston Chapter Hiking and Backpacking Committee
Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.