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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, herd path, 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: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack and Gale River roads closed. Plenty or parking at Beaver Brook and on the Seven Dwarfs road  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Little River third crossing is still very solid. In fact the packed trail runs right up the river for several hundred yards before the crossing. Other brooks are still bridged but the snow is getting undermined in places 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No Dogs today. The soft snow probably would have been difficult. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One of our group lost a pole on the herdpath on the North Twin Trail 
 
Comments
Comments: Sorry for the late post -- was watching House of Cards. The North Twin Trail was broken out to about 4000 feet and then prior folks must have turned around. After that the snow was mashed potatoes: heavy wet and extremely tiring. Thankfully today everyone got the memo to use snowshoes. Nevertheless the snow was so soft, postholing even with snowshoes happened a lot. There were a number of people so the trails should be packed well but with the weather -- hard to say what they will be like. We had undercast in the morning with great views across the Twins before the clouds returned. Congrats to Bill Cronin who finished his March Grid as he an Steve trudged over to Garfield. Bill said the Garfield Trail is packed and Garfield Ridge is tracked. Thanks to everyone for a great day  
Name
Name: Jeb Bradley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jebebrad@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-29 
Link
Link: http:// 
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