Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin., South Twin, Galehead, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin spur, South Twin, Garfield Ridge, Frost trail and Gale River trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both Beaver Brook and Little River Rd. plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges are going in places. lots of rock hopping around the loop. No problems yet, however. May change with rain tomorrow. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few crawl unders and walk arounds but no big issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail partially broken out but snow from last night eventually obliterated it at about 3500 feet. 3 of us on snowshoes have opened it up, however we lost the trail before the final ascent to above tree line on N. Twin trail. Eventually found a way back to the trail proper. When approaching the top, go straight up the steep hill and up onto the open shoulder with great views to the North and East. Don't take the trails to the right or left. Go straight up and you'll get there. When we reached the Summit of N. Twin, the N. Twin spur trail had been broken out by a lone hiker. We could see him on S. Twin. Trail here, at noon, had very sticky heavy snow and coupled with drooping boughs and melting snow made for a less than wonderful slog to S. Twin. We were soaked. Great coming off of S. Twin to the hut with soft, wet snow. Frost trail was broken out by the same lone hiker and now packed out pretty well. Hike down was a piece of cake.  
Name: Joe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-03-17 
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