Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 27, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 1-3” of new snow on all trails, snowshoes were more effective than Microspikes today. No issues getting to Galehead or S Twin thanks to fisherman Chris ahead of me. North Twin had seen less traffic but was still an easy and consolidated track to follow. Heading to Garfield was tiring - 12”+ of unbroken snow for 2.1 miles. I laid down a track but my stride was pretty long on the downhills so it might not be so helpful. There were two spots that I had to cut off trail a bit due to steep ice on the approach to Garfield Shelter. One near the start of the climb, and one near the waterfall that is always a bulge in the winter. Be careful in there! On the descent from Garfield I cut a couple switchbacks and did some fun tree skiing on my snowshoes. Lower Garfield Trail below 2,000’ is totally packed and Microspikes would have been fine.  
Name: Albee 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-28 
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