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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, Haystack Road, US 3
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable...even the nasty crossing of north twin trail was relatively easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lots of fresh powder today! More than I expected. Started at beaver brook at 8am. ski trail is barely covered with crusty ice and snow and a little fresh powder on top. Gale River rd had a little fresh stuff on top too. I snowshoed both although spikes or even bareboot would have been fine. At Gale River Trail I switched to spikes. Made it about halfway up the trail and accidentally followed the old route of the path across the river. Doh. Realized my mistake and crossed back although I did plunge through ice and get a little wet. Its always the unnecessary crossings that get you. Switched back to snowshoes as there were now several inches of fresh snow on the trail. As elevation increased so did the ammount...6 inches in some places. Pristine snow all the way up Galehead and back and part way up South Twin. A young man passed me on the way up and I was greatful to follow in his footsteps. Some deep stuff in between the Twins and on the way down North. Took a spill in deep snow and messed up my ankle a bit. Couldn't believe the lack of people today. I finally saw a couple heading up North Twin. Even though they were postholing I was greatful for their steps so I could zone out and follow them without having to find the trail in the fresh snow. I kept the snowshoes on until Haystack rd. and then barebooted the long road walk back to Beaver Brook. Beautiful day and loved the peace and quiet, 3 hikers all day. Definitely bring snowshoes for these trails.  
Name
Name: John W 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jwilson@worcester.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-07 
Link
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