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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Little River Path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook Ski Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road and Gale River Road closed. Parked at end of Little River Rd. and Beaver Brook Rest Area on Rt. 3. No problems 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossing were running about normal. Rock hoppable with wet boots. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blow downs on every trail, but nothing that one can't get around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone left their sunglasses on the porch of the Hut. They're still there. If you pick them up, please e-mail jebebrad@metrocast.net 
 
Comments
Comments: Parked at end of Little River Rd. and took the path to the N. Twin Trailhead. Mostly bare ground to the third crossing on N. Twin Trail. Bushwhacked around the first two crossings. Water crossing was easy with wet boots. Snow line started shortly thereafter.

Bare booted for about a half mile before switching to snowshoes. The snow got deeper the higher in elevation. A firm base underneath the soft new snow from the last storm. It didn't appear that anyone had been on the trail since then.

From the col on the N. Twin Spur the trail was hard to follow at times, but the snow pack was such, that it was easy walking between the trees with snowshoes. Bare booters would be in trouble here. Fairly soft snow all the way to the Hut but good for snowshoeing.

Trail to Galehead easy to follow. Gale River trail had it's share of snow until just before the upper crossing, where we took our snowshoes off. Water crossings on the Gale River Trail were easy, and bare ground all the way out and back to Beaver Brook.

Great day with very warm temps and sun. There were six of us, part of Hiker Ed's Grid group.  
Name
Name: Wolfgang 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjmartin@fairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-21 
Link
Link: http:// 
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