|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Garfield Ridge - East Peak, Mt. Garfield, NH|
||North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, bushwhack, Garfield Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Garfield Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 20, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Little River is high. We stuck to the east side until the last crossing. Many were taking off their boots and wading. I was able to rock hop with a tricky step and one submerged rock. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A large maple tree is down towards the begining of Garfield Trail |
|Lost and Found:
||Snow and ice were present on the upper twins in the morning. Near the summits there was lots of blue ice and about an inch of snow, which was packed on the trail. Light traction was a must on the twins, but I did not use it past Galehead hut.|
From the top of Galehead, I bushwhacked north to the Garfield Ridge trail. There was some thick woods, blowdown, and tough footing, but overall, it was not terrible and a worthwhile cuttoff to try.
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.