Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. Haystack Road and Gale Rivet Loop were both open.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings up to Garfield were easily crossed. So too were the smaller crossings coming down from North Twin. Little River was a different story - no easy way across so kept the shoes on and walked trough knee deep water. Best spot was about 25 yards down river - wide and somewhat shallow.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Too many blow downs to count. Most were easy to get by but there were a few that were diverted by traffic from the trail into the woods. A few water bars on the lower portion of North Twin Trail (above the final crossing) could help - at times didn't know if hiking on the trail or in a river bed.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs. They seemed to be doing fine.  
Bugs: No bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Did this one with Monica and the Random Group of Hikers. The trails are wet. There are also sections of mud. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Brought the spikes just in case and never even thought of using them. Almost no snow. The steeps below Garfield Ridge Tent Site were very wet, but if you watched what you were doing, easily navigated. Galehead Hut is open. Saw lots of familiar faces out there today - Randy Pierce and his wife Tracy, Alex Nedzel and his AMC Group, and Franco.  
Name: Michael and Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-27 
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