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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, Fire Warden's Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at end of Haystack Road at North Twin Trailhead, we found spaces in the lot at just before 7 am but when we returned there were cars parked along the road down past the bridge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hop-able but not easy to get across the Little River 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Descending the North Twin Trail there were a few limbed blow downs that may want to be completely removed sometime in the future. The Fire Warden's Trail up Mt. Hale isn't abandoned, it is well used and water bars should be cleaned and more built. Herd path along east bank of the Little River has options but is easy to follow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: hot day 
Bugs
Bugs: Yah, if you stopped the biting flying bugs found us. A deer fly took a biopsy on my arm and it swelled and itched. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This made a nice lolly pop loop with a short handle about 18 miles in length. Fire Warden's Trail has an distinct yellow blaze marking its beginning from the east side of little river herd path, not that it is needed since it looks like a regular trail intersection now. Hot and humid and it would just get hotter as the day went on. Lend-a-hand had its normal running water down the trail nearer the Twinway intersection. Drank and filled our water bottles at the brook before heading up the Twinway. Hazy view from Zeacliff, bog bridges barely above water near there. Rocks wet, slippery and mud pits muddy, only place anything dried out was ledge in the sun. We were told by backpackers that spent the night at Guyot shelter/campsite that there were 90 people staying there on Saturday night, yikes! Views to the West and South improved during the day but very hazy as to be expected after a night of rain and a hot muggy day. North Twin Trail near the Little River is really rough. We met backpackers staring at river and wondering what to do. We hopped across and they followed only one rock was slightly underwater. We stayed on east bank of the Little River, there are few more blow downs this herd path has become the trail for most hikers. Good steady day enjoying the mountains.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal, bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-02 
Link
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