Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road and Gale River Road closed. Only car in either lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We bypassed the first two water crossing on North Twin Trail. We thought we could use the log at the third Little River crossing, but it was gone. We put on crocs and waded across the very cold water. All other minor streams Ok to rock hop. Used snowmobile bridge coming out on Garfield Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Occasional blowdown but all avoidable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was an interesting day and we barefooted at times, changed to microspikes for part of North Twin then put on snowshoes. Wore snowshoes all the way to the Garfield trail where we ran into a muddy wet trail and barefooted from there. At the higher elevations the monorail was still pretty firm. Stepping off of it created postholes. Monorail became unstable as we descended.  
Name: Larry Y 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-17 
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