Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trails, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty @ Beaver Boook lot on Route 3 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of duck-unders encountered. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple out today. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: In the morning I was greeted with one to two inches of new snow over well packed trails. The underlying footbed was supportive but just a bit soft. I started with Hillsound spikes on the ski trail but they were less than optimal so I switched to snowshoes and left them on for the rest of the day. This was by far the best choice especially with the warm-ish temps. Everyone else I encountered was wearing their snowshoes today - except two barebooters on the ridge in the afternoon chipping up the trails.

I didn't see anyone until about half way up Twinway where some folks were coming down. I probably saw about 15 others at various points on the ridge today. No views anywhere except from the hut on the way out...but on the plus side there was near zero wind - a trade I'll make any winter day. I got to North Twin a full five minutes before my turn-around time :) From there floated the idea to a small group to descend North Twin Trail to Seven Dwarfs and get a ride back to Beaver Brook from them but that was declined so I went with Plan A as an out and back. It was quiet in the afternoon so I had a lot of time to myself on descent.  
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-16 
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