Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook X-C ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Frost Trail, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road and Gale River Road closed. Plenty at Beaver Brook and at the end of Little River Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All stream crossings are doable. For the major one on the North Twin Trail, crossing where the 2 logs are down is the easiest. Most of the smaller stream crossings are open and easy to hop across, but care is required on some to make sure the landing on the other side is stable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pemi enjoyed meeting people along the way, and just being outside all day! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wore snowshoes the entire time, even though trail was packed and mostly solid, there were uneven sections and snowshoes made the trail feel smoother than it was at times. They were also helpful (and felt more stable) with all the small and large stream crossings. Great to meet Garret B. along the way, who broke out the new re-route on Gale River Trail. We followed his tracks to avoid the major stream crossings (all other tracks followed the old trail). Gale River Trail and the Frost Trail were easy to follow. The section between South and North Twin required care in route finding. Lots of drifts and the trail was indiscernible in some places. The trail is better marked from North to South. We got off trail a couple of times, but realized it quickly and backtracked to a blaze going in the opposite direction. The bushwack after the major crossing on the Little River, and after the bridge near the trail head parking lot (to Little River Road) was easy to follow and has seen lots of use. All in all, a lovely day out with the sun peering through the trees at time! Thanks Kristy and Pemi for a fun day in the wilderness!  
Name: Sunshine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-17 
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