|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH|
||Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail, Gale River Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, January 19, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Haystack Road and Gale River Road closed. Looked like people used the old lot during the day (weekend) |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||N Twin crossing is open. Shimmied the log over the water. Low crossings on Garfield trail were easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||All trails were in good shape. |
From 7 Dwarfs to S twin was nice track of varying packedness but never really broke trail. S Twin was bare rocks and the descent was very varied between powder, wind pack and ice. Frost trail was well packed out as was twinway down to Gale River Jct.
At least one set of oldish tracks towards Guyot from S Twin.
Garfield ridge had 1 set of fresh tracks which we added 2 more sets to. The footbed is nice with minimal packing needed but the trail is still miserable. Ice flows by the camp site were easily navigated up the left side without going into the woods.
Atleast 5 tracks went between Garfield and Lafayette (2 guys out and back, 1 guy through) that day. Could be in nice shape for those of you looking for a long day.
Rest of the hike to summit and out was unremarkable aside from serious lack of snow on the last mile or so of the Mt Garfield trail.
||Mike Morse |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.