Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River lot was crowded at 7am! N. Twin was quickly filling up. Both roads into trailhead are in really good conditions. Lots are spacious but will require road parking when they fill up (as they did this past weekend!). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor crossing at Little River, some waded across. We rock hopped and only got a little wet.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs who looked like they were handling the trail fine. It is pretty steep and rocky in section, we were impressed with the dogs we encountered!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started at the Gale River trail after a car spot in the N. Twin parking lot. The first few miles on the Gale River trail was relatively flat and easy going. Trails for most of the journey were in great shape with a few minor mud areas that were avoidable. Saw very few hikers until the intersection of the Garfield Ridge trail near the hut. Many people we encountered were camping or staying at the huts for the long weekend. After summiting Galehead we stopped for a rest at the hut where one of the croo was hard at work preparing the day's meals! Still pretty foggy but weather started to clear as we summited S. Twin. Those 0.8 miles from the hut to S. Twin summit are steep but worth it! We rested for a little longer than usual on S. Twin summit and were rewarded with clearing views. What a treat! On to N. Twin for even clearer views at the N. Twin outlook. Descent down the N. Twin summit was steep with loose rocks, watch your footing! River crossing at Little River was minor and easily doable by rock hopping. Only got a little wet! Followed the herd path for last few miles our. Relatively flat and easy going just like the Gale River trail. We made good time and were out by 4:15. Great long hike and wonderful day to be in the Whites!  
Name: New England Librarian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-14 
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