Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the corner of Trudeau Rd and US3. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were icy in the am requiring care but melted off in the pm and were easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is one meduim blowdown on Frost Tr just below the outlook causing a short detour. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy conditions for trail dogs despite the distance. We were first up Galehead so Marlie led the way. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a way to end Winter 2016! Plans fell through for a car spot yesterday so I had to opt for an out and back. It went much better than expected. There was only a trace of snow for the first three miles and less ice that I expected. Sharp microspikes would have worked well overall. I wore my dull 'spikes from just after the slide crossing on Gale River Tr to Galehead and down to the Twinway. I decided to use my crampons again and, although not too icy, I feel that they were more efficient on the steep climb up to South Twin. I kept them on over to North Twin and all the way back down to the slide corssing on Gale River Tr. With six inches of new snow there would be good snowshoeing along the ridge.

17.8 mi 4700' elev+ 8 hr 5 min  
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-19 
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