|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH|
||Beaver Brook XC ski trails, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, Frost Trail, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 18, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||parked at Beaver brook wayside |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Little River easy to cross with caution |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||To much snow to care |
||no dogs unless they had snowshoes |
||We didn't care |
|Lost and Found:
||Gary lost another lens cover ||
||HOLYMOLEY! THERE IS A LOT OF SNOW OUT THERE. Gale River trail broken to Twinway junction. Trail broken to hut and |
Galehead summit thanks to an AMC group on Saturday.
Twinway had no sign of recent activity. Four of us set off to break trail over the Twins. Made good time ascending S.twin through knee to thigh deep powder. From S. Twin, pace slowed due to trail finding in about 5-6 ft. deep snow. Lots of drifting and unconsolidated snow also aided in slow pace to N. Twin. THERE IS A LOT OF SNOW. We proceeded to descend on N.Twin trail in hope to fluff our way down. "WRONG!" Again to much snow and trail corridor finding led to a continued slow pace. Small tributary indentations and some spruce traps led to excavations. The usual blowdowns from October/November storm are still in place. After little River crossing a small evidence of past activity appeared in the snow. Still slogging in mostly unconsolidated snow along N. Twin Trail and herd path under headlamps we were happy to see approach to fire wardens trail to Mt.Hale well broken.
Beautiful blue sky day with extensive views from places where you normally won't see any resulted in a great day. Though a little chilly and a good wind on the Twins. A long but great day out with Bill C., Gary T. Rachel L. "We made it"
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.