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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Loop Road and Haystack Road in good shape and still open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easier than expected, thankfully. We hit the Little River Crossing mid afternoon, so most of the ice had melted off the rocks by then. The stream crossings on Gale River Trail were low and easy this day. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Threw a bunch of branches off trails today. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Again, we carried spikes all day but didn't put them on. Going up the icy sections of South Twin, we seriously considered putting them on, but there was always a good spot to put our feet and branches/rocks to hold onto. Twas a winter wonderland up high--no far-reaching views but spectacularly beautiful rime formations and feathers on trees and rocks, and lots of critter tracks and interesting diggings in the snow. Saw only one other hiker today.

Started the day with 100 PEAKS TO GO (!!!) in my SYG quest and annoyed FP by a bad rendition of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" upon topping out on Galehead. :D  
Name
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-28 
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