|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH|
||Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, Haystack Road, snowmobile trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, January 6, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Beaver Brook quite slippery/icey. 7 Dwarfs is fine. Leave $10 on windshield. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All major streams are mostly bridged with easy steps required to complete the crossing. This is true of all 3 Little River crossings. So the Van A. memorial log is not needed currently. Many small streams and seeps are still open. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Nothing has changed |
|Lost and Found:
||Beaver Brook ski trail, Gale River trail, Frost Trail, N. Twin spur, N. Twin trail, road walk, snomo trail, driveway|
Thanks to many but especially the Gang of 7 on Sunday the Beaver Brook ski trail and the Gale River trail as far as the summit of S. Twin is as nice a sidewalk as I can remember. We bare booted to the steeps then wore spikes from there to N. Twin. Frost trail on Galehead was quite well drifted in still spikes were adequate. We paused for 10 secs at the view to enjoy the view of N. W. Twin directly across the valley. It is a rare obstacle paradox. The N. Twin spur was virtually completely drifted in meaning 'shoes or spikes was a difficult choice. We stayed with spikes. By the time you read this it will be completely drifted in again. We broke out the N. Twin trail and were so happy we chose to do so going down. There was a foot or so of fine powder up high decreasing to not much down low. About 1/3 of the way down we were passed by a young hiker. At the 2nd Little River crossing he crossed and stayed on the trail so we did also. Much better than the 'whack. We bare booted the Haystack road to the supposed snow machine trail that takes you to the driveway and avoids the posted land. This route gets little use consequently was a bit tiresome at the end of a long day.
Cold and breezy on the summits with no views, Who cares? You seen one view you seen 'em all!
Many thanks to The Legend Georg for another fine day.
||old man and the saw |
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.