Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Trailhead had plenty of room. Couple of large groups at North Twin with cars up and down the road. Roads open and snow covered in spots which got slick in the afternoon coming out 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings generally easy with low water levels and little ice on rocks. Upper crossing on North Twin Trail was fine with care, we avoided the other 2 via the "bushwack" 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: took out a couple of blowdowns on North Twin Trail but otherwize very little storm damage here 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: a ton of people but no dogs today 
Bugs: 1 snow spider 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snow started pretty much at the parking lots increasing to 4-6 inches along Garfield Ridge Trail with maybe 8 inches on the North Twin Spur and headed down North Twin Trail. Footing generally good as the snow was pretty grippy until the ridge. It was way better on the Gale River bypass now that the mud there has frozen up..good footing there. We joked that in a few places that snowshoes would have been easier in the choppy stuff but soon enough. Lots of people on the trails today..many in microspikes though we barebooted without much trouble. Some icy spots on the South Twin climb though the ice was fairly soft today and presented no real issues. A little windy on the summits, especially South though we lingered at all the viewpoints today in the exceptional visibility. Nice to run into Waumbek today. Terrific day on the trails with Tim and Valerie  
Name: silverfox, Tim and Val 
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-11-10 
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