|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH|
||Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 29, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||About six cars at 8:30am, none at 7:30pm |
||Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy, at this point still supportive |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Couple duckunders/stepovers |
|Lost and Found:
||Not much to add to prior reports. I wore spikes most of the time, but went to snowshoes between North & South Twin. It had softened by the time I got my old ass up there, and if you get near either side of the monorail, you'd posthole down, chipping off a section of the rail.|
The only parts I had trouble with was a small icy section in the middle of the climb up South Twin. Climb-the-roots solved that one quickly. Similiar small icy section on Frost Trail, this one grab-the-trees and you're good. For the most part, the spikes bit in good, and this wasn't one of those get scared hikes.
So many miles is that? Cripes, took all day!! I guess sometimes you're better off not knowing the distance. Good training for the Bonds, though. The Bonds, who were calling me from the top of South Twin, just like they always do. Sirens promising Guyot water. Oh yeah.
#24, 25 & 26 for the old man.
||Steve Marion |
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.