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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the gate Haystack Road and Gale River (west side). No issues aside from people parking way too close to get out on Haystack 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings firm (we opted for whack and only went across "crossing 3" on N Twin Trail. Very fat ice 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: CONGRATS TO HALLIE ON HER SSW48!

Great day full of complete mixed bag conditions. We started at about 0530 up Haystack Road. Warm temps had warmed up the ice a bit on the well packed snomo track. North Twin trail to just after the 3rd crossing was packed out, but if you went off the monorail you where post holing in snow shoes. We did a little route finding down low, sorry to those that came after us (sounds like a lot) and just at the height of land on N Twin, we went straight up through the scrub. N Twin spur was much easier to navigate then the last time I did it in early Jan. South Twin was socked in with pelting snow, definitely a goggles saunter there and down to hut. None of us needed Gale for March so we went to Garfield for her finish. The ridge was rough broke and we firmed it up. There where no tracks/evidence to either West/East for you NHHH folks. Who needs drugs when you can climb frozen waterfalls? Sun made a very brief cameo and the snow lifted on Garfield for her to finish it. Very windy and cold, didn't linger long. On the way out, especially low on the Mt Garfield trail, its a choppy/post holed ankle rolling delight. Saw about 8 folks on their way up to the camp  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Hallie 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 
Link
Link: http:// 
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