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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: 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
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at Beaver brook wayside 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Little River easy to cross with caution 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: To much snow to care 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no dogs unless they had snowshoes 
Bugs
Bugs: We didn't care 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Gary lost another lens cover 
 
Comments
Comments: 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"  
Name
Name: hikinguy 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-19 
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