Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Of the 4 water crossing on the Gale River trail the last was the worse, but someone had placed some small trees across the brook and if you cross there, you could get across without getting your feet wet. The other crossings were not too bad, but certainly care would be required 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I can say, the Gale River trail was in excellent shape, and the only MAJOR blowdown was in the col between South and North Twin 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Lots of mosquito's in parking lot, but not bothered during the hike, but summits had black flies. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Gale River trail didn't have any snow until just before the Garfield Ridge TH, and then only sections to the Twin way, but nothing you could not get around. The Twin Way to South Twin was bare in sections and lots of snow in others, and this steep section would be the only section that I would recommend traction, even though I made it down without any. I carried snowshoes for the 3rd day (Thurs. Friday, and Sat.) and didn't use them again. When will I decide not to carry them any longer? Still lots of snow between North and South, but I still didn't put my snowshoes on. Trail finding is certainly pretty easy..a good path defined now.  
Name: Doug Hunt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-23 
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