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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-a-Hand Trail, Firewardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot at the end of Haystack Road (Fire Road 304) is in good condition. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first two crossings of the Little River can be avoided using the herd path. The third crossing of the Little River was easy on rocks as the water level was low today. The Whitewall Brook crossings on the Twinway were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trimming has been performed recently on the North Twin Spur. All trails in good condition including the herd paths. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs today. 
Bugs
Bugs: A few but not bothersome. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Today's hike was a loop trip around the Little River watershed. The herd path that bypasses the first two crossings of the Little River is well established. Great views from North Twin, South Twin, and Mt Guyot. The abandoned Firewarden's Trail on the western side of Mt Hale is easy to follow with generally smooth surfaces (not many rocks or roots). The grades are gentle on this trail. It is unfortunate that this trail isn't officially maintained or marked on the map as it enables a nice loop trip.
Saw many other hikers today. The Twinway (AT) had most of the foot traffic today.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-17 
Link
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