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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the lot on the end Haystack Rd. Maybe 8 cars when we started at 730 and about 6 when we left around 5.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Dodged the first two crossings of Little River by following the "herd path" on the east side of the river. Path was well defined and fairly easy to follow. Third crossing was a little tricky with only a few different places to make it across without wet feet. We picked a spot where someone made a sort of hand rail to help jump between some other rocks. Many little streams on North Twin trail but none caused us any difficulty. One of our group took off boots and was able to pretty easily ford the first crossing on the way down (last on the way up) of Little River, though they're feet were fairly numb. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The latter half of North Twin trail was rather rocky, scrambly, and narrow, overall not bad. Reminded me a bit of Falling Waters. Section between North and South Twin on the North Twin Spur was pretty mucky with some nearly unavoidable areas of mud and a few chunks of muddy monorail, nothing too crazy though. Not sure if this trail is actually adopted at this point or not.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw quite a few well behaved hiking pooches. 
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of little gnats and black flies in the woody sections. Definitely glad we brought the heavy duty bug spray especially since we all were sweating it off a bit after the last crossing of Little River. Wasn't much of a breeze to keep them away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nada. 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day of bagging North and South Twin. Was actually quite warm and steamy in the morning but absolutely gorgeous at the top of North and especially South Twin. Was my first time doing the trail and I have to say it really did have quite the variety of conditions with flat sections strolling by the river, some little waist high scrambles, and some very grindingly steep sections towards the first outlook on the east facing ledge of North Twin. Overall a great hike and we were blessed with great views by the time we got up there. All the haze had burned off pretty well leaving views of the Presidentials, Franconia Ridge, Carrigain, and everything else in Pemi Wilderness.  
Name
Name: nsidla 
E-Mail
E-Mail: nicksidla@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-06-01 
Link
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