|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH|
||Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 21, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossed the Galehead river trail crossing on Tuesday, wadeable, but wet boots for sure (too cold to take off shoes). |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Minimal at low elevations, nonexistent up high |
|Lost and Found:
||Galehead River Trail, South Twin, Galehead Spur and North Twin Spur|
The trails are a combination of rotting monorail and slush fest. Trail up to Galehead doable with a couple of post-holes and light traction. Trail up to South Twin a terrible mix of in-and-out unstable monorail, with icy rocks in-between. Saddles of spur to north twin covered in deep snow, could have used snowshoes in parts here (but just post-holed sorry). All summits are snow-free. A slow slow day.
If you are just going up to the hut, last half-mile is a post-hole mess, but other than that the trail is just a little slick and muddy.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.