Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Herd paths, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 11, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: easy parking at Beaver Brook and Little River Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: major crossings solidly bridged..many of the lesser ones punched out 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails in good shape..a couple of minor walkarounds..packed out route on Gale River Trail currently follows the "old trail"and has 2 good size crossings. The upper one was marginal today and there were many other sections of this route that were decaying and undermined..might be time to use the reroute 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: the spring like winter conditions continue.. once across the bridge from Little River Road the snowshoes went on and stayed on all day. Nice packed out trail from snowshoes and skiers most of the way to the upper crossing on Little River..some badly punched out spots around wet areas. upper crossing solid today..who knows after rain tomorrow.. easy going to North Twin viewpoints..nice visibility under high clouds. From there over to Gale River Trail however we followed bad booter tracks of varying degree with badly punched out trail in many sections, this made for some difficult walking and very rough butt sliding. Frost Trail the worst of the bunch, this will be treacherous upon refreeze thanks to the effort of one maniacal inconsiderate person, be careful!! views from the various spots of Galehead including the southern summit view( located 20 yards south of summit) were excellent today. Thanks to Valerie for a fine day out and all her support in my achieving 4th ssw48 finish today on Galehead...good stuff  
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 
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