Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Herd path, bushwhack, North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Beaver Brook and end of Little River Rd.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: See Bilbo's report. Gypsy Hiker and I crossed on the log and snow bridge where Bilbo did. Bobcat crossed on snowbridge further up stream with a couple slushy steps. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pemi finished his single season winter 48 today (for his 4th year in a row)! Bobcat at 44, Sunshine at 42, and Gypsy Hiker at 39 for SSW48. 
Bugs: Too cold for snowfleas today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Red tip of Bobcat's MSR lighting snowshoe. Second time the claw broke off. Casade Design was good about warranty on the first one that broke.  
Comments: Started in microspikes on Little River herd path. Decided to try Wild Bill Cronin's bushwhack to avoid all crossings. Bushwacked along the river until we arrived at a tributary that was too dangerous to cross. Turned around and figured we would see what the 3rd crossing on the North Twin Trail was like. Arrived to find two possible crossing options! Put on snowshoes part way up North Twin trail. Trail was smooth with no postholes! Snowshoes prevented sliding and televators were helpful. An inch or so of fresh snow on top of a firm base.

Stayed in snowshoes across the Twins to Galehead and back to the hut. Then switched to microspikes for the remainder of the hike. Pleasant hike on the trails today! Windy on South Twin, but sunny and amazing views! What an adventure!  
Name: Sunshine and Bobcat  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-05 
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