Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Was going to park at Beaverbrook but sign said not open till 6:00 AM so parked at Five Corners where there is plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were bridged or step overs. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of step overs early on Gale River Trail. 3 major trees on Garfield Tr in 3 miles near road. Large tree as Twinway starts climb to the twins. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one. Wonderful conditions for dogs. 
Bugs: Even bare skin didn't pull the buggers from their winter slumber. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An incredible day for this trip, so much so that I extended my plans to pickup Garfield. Recent thaw/freeze has solidified the snow making for good bare booting. I chose snowshoes for all but the first 2 miles of the Gale River Trail all the way to Garfield Trail, partially for televators but also to better deal with the divots and post holes made by someone snowshoeing during Mon/Tue warm weather. They were prevalent on Gale River and Frost trails and torturous on Garfield Ridge Trail from intersection with Gale River Trail all the way to Garfield Trail. While I improved the situation the reality is they will be there a while. Garfield Trail is a highway. There are post holes but only off to the side of the monorail. Twinway was also in great shape. The road end of Garfield has thin snow an a lot of ice. That said there isn't any need for crampons as everywhere else is snow.  
Name: Aqualung 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-07 
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