Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Herd paths, North Twin Trail, bushwhacks, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC Ski Trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only us at Little River Rd @ 07. Only one other @ Beaver Brook. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All major drainages are open. Water flow on Little River was very high. See comments below. Open drainages on Gale River Tr were easy with wet boots. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Walking in trees. 6+' of snow up high.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Running water then a trace of new snow and a thin, hard rail on the old railroad grade to Haystack Rd. Our plan was to avoid crossing Little River. We entered the woods just before the bridge at the end of Haystack Rd and immediately put on shoes. We bushwhacked up the W side of Little River for ~.8 mile then hiked up the N Twin Tr from the 1st crossing to the 2nd crossing. We then whacked ~.6 mile to the 3rd crossing and headed up N Twin Tr. Our whack up the W side of Little River was mostly in open woods. Only ~3" of new snow on a stable rail up high. Excellent snowshoe conditions. Shoes stayed on until the last crossing on Gale River Tr. We used spikes to wade the river and kept them on back to Beaver Brook. Minimal post holes from NTT to the hut. Several folks postholed the entire length of GRT.  
Name: Bill Cronin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-26 
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