Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road and Gale River Road closed. Looked like people used the old lot during the day (weekend) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N Twin crossing is open. Shimmied the log over the water. Low crossings on Garfield trail were easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Mike Morse 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 
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