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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Gale River Loop Road and Haystack Road to complete the loop. Both lots at overflow.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Five crossings in total. Water was low enough to rock hop. Bushwack off N Twin Trail easy to follow if you want to skip the first two crossing. Galehead trail crossings much less intense, very easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A single blowdown between N and S twin, easy to navigate around it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few nice puppers on the trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: No! So much different than the past couple of months thanks to the cooler temps. Still a few horse flies near the summits.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great hike to N Twin with undercast conditons at the summit 'outlook trail'. Completely socked in on S Twin. Steep descent to Galehead hut for 0.8miles. Dey though and not that challenging. Went straight to Galehead summit and outlook, pretty easy and a decent view (no clouds near the hut!). Had some lemonade at the hut and descended quickly after a short rest. 9 hours total - 8 hours hike time, 50ish additional minutes waiting for clouds to clear! Beautiful day regardless of missed views on S Twin.  
Name
Name: Julianne 
E-Mail
E-Mail: juliannerosset@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-25 
Link
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