Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Fire Wardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking was fine  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ankle-deep wading through the first river crossing on North Twin Trail. I recommend cutting out the first two river crossings using the Fire Wardens trail / bushwhack. Otherwise be prepared for very wet boots. All other river crossings along Lend-a-Hand were dry enough for rock hopping.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of mud and rotting bridges 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots of pups enjoying the weekend! 
Bugs: Not too bad 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Going up North Twin Trail was good and relatively dry with some small patches of mud all the way to South Twin. Melting snow and very unstable monorail began almost immediately when descending South Twin and continued until Guyot. Microspikes might help but it's messy regardless of gear. Lend-a-Hand Trail was much like North ywin trail - muddy in some places but thankfully devoid of much snow. Fire Wardens was beautiful and almost all dry - a great way to wrap up 18 miles. Thanks Emerel for the stellar recommendations for Fire Warden's and Rocky Branch (we did finish!). Great hike to start off the summer season!  
Name: Katie & Will 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-29 
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