Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at Beaver Brook was plowed and plentiful. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: n/a 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any. Pretty sure they would have been fine. 
Bugs: Dead and buried in the snow. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Left my dark grey camo buff that I was using as a headband somewhere near North Twin. :-/ 
Comments: Parked at Beaver Brook just before 7:00 AM and worked my way to the Gale River trailhead, up South Twin, over to North Twin, back over South Twin, and down to the hut. I was making good time, so I took a detour to Galehead for funsies. Then down Gale River back to Beaver Brook and at the car by 4:20 PM. Somehow, I managed to do the whole thing without using a headlamp, but just barely (sunrise was 7:19 AM, sunset was 4:19 PM). I packed snowshoes, but did most of the hike in microspikes. I was the first one on the trails, but almost everyone I crossed paths with was using snowshoes between the Twins. All trails should be in decent condition until the next snow storm.  
Name: Jerome G 
E-Mail: jerome.p.grondin at gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-23 
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