Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road closed. Parked at the end of Little River. Enough for about 6-8 cars. All plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First two crossings are avoided with the current trail. Smaller crossings are still bridged but fading. 3rd crossing requires a little ceativity with rock hopping but isn't a show stopper, just move a little up the bank  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blow downs and duck unders but typical this time of year 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots of postholes, puppies might have problems down low on the softer snow 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The mile+ from Little River to kiosk is well broken out. North Twin trail is easy to follow and also well broken. Saw 1 group of eight in front of us and another group of 2 heading to Zealand. Between all of us it's very well packed now. North Twin Spur to South is no problem. Couple of blow downs up high on both summits will need to be cleared but already notice some attempts. Still winter on the summits. Snowshoes highly recommended, saw way too many postholes. Must have made it a miserable trip...some were deep. Crampons would be good for South Twin but overkill for the balance of the trip, stick with the shoes. Ice crusted on top of powder. Rivers and tributaries are flowing.
Went by Wardens Trail too but appeared it hadn't been used since we broke it last month and was blown in.  
Name: Pucknuts61 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-03-13 
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