Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Snowmobile trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 3, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road and Haystack Road closed. Spotted Mike's truck at 5 Corners (no other vehicles), and my car at the end of Little River Road (no other vehicles). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings firmly bridged. A couple small feeder streams on Gale River Trail had open water at the "single step" crossings along the trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: North Twin Trail had a couple easy step overs, and an awkward duck under. Gale River Trail had a couple blowdowns as well, most with snowshoe paths going around them. Frost Trail very brushy (as I remember it). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A trekking pole snow basket on the end of a branch, on the side of Gale River Trail.  
Comments: What a perfect day to go out for the first hike of 2013. Both of our vehicles registered -14 F when we started out. All trails broken out, though North Twin Spur between the peaks was drifted in in spots, as was most of the Twinway descending from South Twin. Very comfortable on the porch of Galehead Hut, in the sun, out of the wind, in likely single digit temps. Far ranging views today, light winds, but c-c-c-cold. Great start to the year!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 
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