Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: 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 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
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
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Minimal at low elevations, nonexistent up high 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Sarah  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-22 
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