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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only 3 cars in the parking lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Following the 3" of rain the night before, water crossings were extremely treacherous. Person in front of me took a plunge into 40--degree water when the current knocked his footing loose. Also heard of someone breaking their wrist on the attempted crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in great shape. From the previous night's rain, most of the trains had running water pouring down. Much drier conditions on Oct 4th  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Passed a couple of dogs on the Garfield ridge trail heading to the tent site. 
Bugs
Bugs: Temperatures dropping to the teens overnight seems to have lowered the bug activity.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Very sad to hear that a fellow hiker's attempt at the Gale River water crossing during the poor conditions turned fatal. Please tell people where and when you will be hiking.  
Name
Name: Dale Hutchinson 
E-Mail
E-Mail: adhutch@verizon.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-10-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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