Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 3, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Beaver Brook picnic area lot is plowed but icy. Bathrooms locked. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: several small feeder streams open but easy to cross. Main river crossing bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One duck under tree, several small step over trees 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Took the ski trail keeping to the right at intersections. Continued straight when the ski trail took a hard left. This brings you into camping area #3 just off the Gale River Rd. Followed the road and signage to the Gale River trail head. First few miles is fairly flat then starts rising with some ups and downs. Wore snowshoes the entire 13.9 mile hike since the entire trail was an inch or so of loose snow over hard pack. There are some sections of the climb up South Twin that are beyond the recommended steepness limit for use of microspikes. MSR EVO ascent snowshoes handled these well. Frost trail to Galehead Mnt. also had one icy section. Total vertical ascent for this hike was over 4000 feet. This includes all the ups followed by downs encountered both ways. This vertical ascent exceeds what is required to climb Mt. Washington from the west.  
Name: Dexhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-04 
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