Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail,Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook cross country ski trails off of route 3 north 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing on gale River was thin Ice but a nice log and some stable ice and rock made it passable , other ones frozen and bridged--- 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Big pine/christmas tree in the middle 1/2 way up the Frost trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw none 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing 
Comments: Trails were beautiful , a bit of everything. I spiked it from the start up to the Twinway, the snow was hard and packed down. Up Twinway I put snow shoes on and left them on until about 3 miles left on the Gale river trail. North twin spur was deep and choppy snow, South twin was a few areas of ice but mostly covered in snow, snow on Frost trail-Gale river was packed out nice , I saw a nice man, Jack, coming down the Twinway, he was the first person I saw all day and it was nice chatting to him,he also was doing the same out and back as me so it motivated me to keep going along as I was getting pretty tired hiking up the steep South Twin. Over at North Twin I ran into another nice man that came up from Little River.Clouds were cool today and the flying black birds everywhere were pretty!
I had a nice break and snack at the Hut before hiking up Galehead Mountain. On my descent I ran into 3 young guys hiking up to Galehead !The Ice on the lower river and on the trails looks amazing .Feeling Blessed to have been able to be up 4000feet on this beautiful day!  
Name: Buffalogirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-06 
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