Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Snowmobile trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Seven Dwarfs motel, left $10 in mailbox . Friends had a car at beaver brook ski area. Both areas were plowed but snowy. 4WD or AWD probably best options. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Little River was completely bridged, no others of note. Now is the time to walk across the Little River. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nice new yellow blazes on some of North Twin. AT section blazed well of course as was Gale River trail with its blue blazes. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only one black lab trotting along North twin Spur. 
Bugs: :) none  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing today  
Comments: Very excited to get back up for a full day of winter conditions on the trails. Sub zero temps to start at the motel lot, we carried our snowshoes until crossing the private property bridge, then put them on for the duration of the hike. People had hiked Hale via fire wardens the day before and another couple attempted north Twin yesterday too, so the trails we decent until about 1.5 miles from north Twin. We continued the breaking and we were pretty close to the first good viewpoint when we heard our friend , Rhonda and 3 others behind us. The drifts were getting deeper here so there was much rejoicing. 6 sets of snowshoes are better than 2. We got to north Twin summit and were thrilled to see the trail leading to south was broken out. We all continued to south, very icy and windy summit, and then down to Galehead hut. Dropped packs and headed up Galehead. Some were saying you could use spikes here but the snow was still a bit soft and we all opted for snowshoes. Snowshoes were the best choice in my option for the whole day. Loads of fresh beautiful powder finally !  
Name: Bradygirl1  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-09 
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