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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Herd path, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of space at both Beaver Brook lot and lot at end of Little River Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Gale River Tr. were simple rock hops. Took advice from hiker met on North Twin Spur and crossed upstream on the upper crossing of North Twin Tr. and it was relatively easy using poles for balance. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As mentioned in report yesterday there is a blowdown on Frost Tr. and one on upper North Twin Tr. that have caused rerouting of trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One well behaved pup enjoying the day at the lower North Twin lookout. No trail issues for dogs today and plentiful water at puddles, streams etc.. Fresh bear tracks at Gale River/Garfield Ridge trail jct.. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Awesome weather today! Besides a group of 8 on Frost Tr. I met only 4 other hikers. From North Twin could see others on South Twin later. Hope many others got out on other trails enjoying day. Snow from this past Tuesday made trails today much easier. Could see lots of thick ice under but the sticky, sun softened snow and ice provided fairly good traction. Used microspikes on most of the trails higher up and only a few spots presented small challenges. A nice change; hoping other trails were similar. Lower sections of Gale River Tr. and North Twin Tr. dangerously dry. Herd paths from both lots had a few wet and muddy sections. Thank you to Bernie C. for a ride back to Beaver Brook lot.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-30 
Link
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