Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, Firewardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 30, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Moved a couple of freshly fallen limbs from Haystack Road on the way in, no one else there at 6:30. Three other vehicles on our return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The third crossing on North Twin Trail (we avoided the first two) was running high, ended up shimmying across some downed logs just upstream from the crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two large, recent, blowdowns on the lower section of North Twin Trail, before turning off onto the herd path. One large blowdown above the third crossing as well. Several stepovers of various vintages along the route. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Harvey enjoyed himself up until we hit Guyot, then the cold started getting to him. He promptly fell asleep once we hit the car. 
Bugs: Ha. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Another less than ideal Friday, led to this great loop. It rained steadily as we got onto Firewardens, and turned to snow around 3200', before stopping as we neared the summit. Good going down Lend-A-Hand, and up the Twinway. Conditions deteriorated on Guyot, with high winds, and low clouds being blasted past us. Better on South Twin, but we didn't stick around long, as there were no views. Blue skies started to poke through, but the cloud ceiling stayed low around the Pemi most of the afternoon. Met Apple Pie and Greenleaf on our descent from North Twin, great to meet you guys!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-10-31 
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