Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Gale River Trail, Gale River Loop Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking are full but there is also roadside parking. Must access Garfield trailhead on Gale River Loop Road from the east passing by the Gale River trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossings on Garfield Trail were no problem. The two crossings of the Gale River involved rock hopping including some slightly below water level. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape. Large blow downs were cut on the Garfield Trail and in the col between South and North Twin. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some swarms of black fly in shaded cool areas but generally not a problem. Large flying insects on the summit of Garfield which caused no problems. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lots of hikers out today. Many Pemi Loopers with light loads to increase speed. Trails were generally dry with a few spotty mud spots including areas with upturned roots from fallen trees on the Gale River Trail. The Garfield Ridge Trail downhill from the Garfield Ridge campsite had water cascading down the rocky trail. A few minor blow downs left on Garfield Trail which were not a problem to get by. Otherwise trails were free and clear of all obstructions. Great views from Garfield, South Twin, and North Twin. Crossing of Gale River could become difficult if river recharged from downpours.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-06-19 
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