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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook and the parking lot was plowed but VERY slippery driving in. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Snow was fairly soft at lower elevations and I was surprised to see there was probably less than 6 inches along the ski trails. The trail up to Galehead hut is very well traveled and packed down. The route up the South Twin was also (thankfully) well-packed. Between the South and North Twin there were footprints but the snow was very soft with several drifts. I'd try to keep on the rocks at the South Twin summit - there are lots of spruce traps along the East side of the rocks.

Also be aware you may run into snowmobilers on the brief stretch of Gale River Road between Beaver Brook Ski Trails and Gale River Trail.  
Name
Name: Joanna 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-26 
Link
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