Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Herd path, Norh Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at end of Little River Road this day. Got our low-clearance car into parking area at Garfield end of Gale a River Road without problem. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: In my view they were all easy. Did just the "third" crossing of Little River - Almost completely frozen over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met Reuben, who was a delight. :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a hiking pole on Garfield Ridge. Carried out.  
Comments: For the most part conditions this day were ridiculously easy for these peaks in January. I bare booted over the Twins, down to Galehead, and all the way to Gale River Trail jct, with just small sections of ice to maneuver around. Put snowshoes on for a couple of miles on the less broken out Garfield Ridge Trail. They were not necessary, however; I wanted to get them off my back for awhile! On the icy steeps below Garfield Shelter, I switched to spikes.

Met FP near summit of Garfield, and we hiked out together, both bare booting. Lower Garfield Trail was tedious this day - it went on and on, and there was hardly any snow in the last half mile before hitting Gale River Road but lots of ICE. We need more snow! Beautiful day! #47/48 SMJ  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-29 
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