Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 7:30a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Please read the description of this hike. Comment below if you're interested in signing up for this hike and answer the following questions. If you already received confirmation from me on Meetup, see you've done a 4,000 footer or been on a hike with me, you don't have to answer these questions . If you don't answer the questions and sign up, I'll be contacting you to ensure you can do this hike safely.
1. Do you have any recent hiking experience with at least 2,500 ft. of elevation gain or planning to any before this hike? List them below
2. Do you have the required gear for this hike (listed in the event description)?
Mount Galehead and Garfield are two 4,000 footers in the White Mountains and are part of the Twin Mountain range. Both summits offer panoramic views of the surrounding peaks in the White Mountains. The plan is to bag these two peaks in a 15.1 mile loop. We’ll start on the Mount Garfield trail until we reach the junction of the Garfield Ridge Trail. We’ll take the Garfield Ridge Trail briefly before taking a short spur trail to the summit of Mount Garfield (4,501 ft.). The summit offers great views including Franconia Ridge and the Bonds. The plan is to head back to the Garfield Ridge Trail. We’ll continue on the Garfield Ridge Trail until we reach another junction. Continue on the Frost Trail towards the AMC Galehead Hut, which is a great place to fill water. We’ll continue onwards towards the summit of Mount Galehead (4,026 ft.) which also offers great views of the Twins. Following the summit, we’ll head back towards the Garfield Ridge Trail briefly before reaching the Gale River Trail until we reach the junction of the Mount Garfield trail and the trailhead.
Total distance of hike: 15.1 miles
Elevation gain: 3,946 ft.
What to bring:
Waterproof hiking boots
3+ liters of water (less if you have a water filter)
Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible! Thank you for being a team player and looking forward to a great adventure!
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