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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 18, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook Ski area 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First water crossing VERY dicey - I skied it, so the pressure was even. Second water crossing unstable; on the descent I plunged my foot in, pulled off my snowshoe - not visible, so I fished around for it - I was afraid it had drifted under the ice - found it. 3rd (uppermost) water crossing was well-bridged and stable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple big ones on GRT. One VERY annoying one after the col as you're ascending S Twin from the hut. I didn't have a saw -  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I skied the ski area, the road, and about a half mile past the first major river crossing on the Gale River Trail. Conditions were ideal!!! AFter that, I switched to snowshoes. Slightly bony until above 2500' when they were GREAT. There was a VERY solid base under 6-8" new snow all the way to the hut and to all 3 peaks. I was kind of hoping someone would come over from N Twin and break trail, but, I saw noone all day. Nobody had been up N Twin trail either. Trailbreaking was not difficult, regardless. I had limited views from S Twin and the Galehead view spot. AFter that, N Twin was pretty socked in. Views closed up later in the day. A GREAT day to finish December :)!  
Name
Name: Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 
Link
Link: http:// 
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