Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 25, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road fully open for the season. About 5 cars at the TH when I started around 730a (including parked AMC shuttle) - maybe a dozen at 230p upon my return. Some of this was definitely visitor to the hut. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Garfield Stream on the Gale River Tr was relatively low, and was easily rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Generally in very good condition. A few small blowdowns but nothing remarkable. All trail signs intact. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one small dog ascending the Twinway towards South Twin - seemed to be just fine. 
Bugs: Was a warm day, definitely buzzing with flies of various sizes and types, but dissipated for the most part around 3000'. Didn't get any bites and didn't use repellent. The worst of them were actually at the parking lot and not so much on the trail, so long as you kept moving. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fine day for a hike and the trails were in good condition. Some small patches of snow/ice left on GRT, Frost Tr and Twinway, but all easily navigated (avoided) while staying on the trail. Wet/slippery rocks here and there, particularly on the Twinway up to South Twin, but again easily navigated with some care. I bought micros but never really considered taking them out of the pack -- might be the last time they come along for the ride this season, we'll see...  
Name: Eric H 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-26 
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