Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 3rd car in the lot at 7:45 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels were not high, but the rocks have a thin layer of ice. Take caution...HoneyBee got wet... 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two blow downs about a mile into Gale River Trail, there is also a plank broken out of one of the foot bridges. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw three four-legged friends up there today, including the infamous PEPPER and crew. The dogs all seemed to be having a good time. 
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: one black glove at the gale river trailhead sign. 
Comments: An absolutely beautiful day to hit these 3 peaks. The snow was very minimal down low and slowly increased to 2-3 inches on South Twin. The ice started patchy above the Gale River view point about 3 miles in, but traction wasn't totally necessary until the ridge. Long ice flows heading up South Twin made things slow, but that was the only problem. I would definitely bring microspikes or hillsounds. Gaiters were not necessary today.  
Name: Strider and HoneyBee 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-11-12 
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