Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues, but please be respectful and park like a normal person by pulling into a space. Don't take up two spaces by parking your car horizontally. It's just not nice. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on Gale River were all easy to handle, but the water was higher in the afternoon, upon our return. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great signage and only a few small blowdowns that were easy to walk around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trek for pups! 
Bugs: Lots of mosquitos at the parking lot and along the base of the trail, and definitely saw lots of bees and bugs as we approached Galehead. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None that I saw! 
Comments: It was a great spring hike, albeit very wet and a little slippery in some sections. Be sure to wear Goretex shoes or breathable footwear since there is a lot of standing and running water on the trail, as it is unavoidable. Also, the North Twin trail still has A LOT of snow and a high monorail that is rather unstable in sections, so bring your microspikes and prepare to posthole!  
Name: Lauren G 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-18 
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