Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Firewardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The final crossing on Little River is sufficiently bridged for safe crossing. The many streamlets flowing into the valley from Hale are easily hopped. Zealand Falls is bridged as well. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in good shape except for the ice. The bushwhack from Little River Road has a number of blowdowns but all are step-overs. Someone did a nice job clearing the Firewardens trail since I was there in the spring. Thanks. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Jack and Andy did fine. Andy didn't like the ladder on the Twinway but found a way around. Never a lot of wind on this route so a good option for canines. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A lot of ice all along this route. Particularly coming down North Twin. Some serious ice flows. Being covered with 3-5 inches of dry powder just made it hidden and more slippery. The snow in the area around Guyot is deep enough for snowshoes after a few more days of flurries or one good snowfall. There are spots with 8-10 inches now. But Hillsounds worked fine today. Just one bad "bounce-bounce-thud" fall. Nothing broken.  
Name: RJW and dogs 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-10 
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