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, North Twin Trail, snowmobile trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lots of parking at Beaver XC 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Major crossings were all well bridged; no problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: several blow-downs on Beaver XC trail and a few thereafter 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw no dogs today -- and no folks until I got to snowmobile trails/roads 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The route via Beaver XC is obvious; take loop to right; the cut-through is to the R at a bright sign with a left arrow; the snow pack and trails were very firm for first three=to-four miles; nice powder after that, but with a consolidated track; (there was a posted hike Saturday on Garfield Ridge from Gale River to Garfield, but that track appeared well drifted in already); Twinway was substantially drifted, but easy
to follow the track; North Twin Spur was heavily drifted; North Twin was a solid track; someone wearing snowshoes had been up and down ahead of me. I wore snowshoes the entire route and saw very few post-holes. No significant views today, but the woods especially on Galehead and between the Twins were spectacular  
Name: Ed MacColl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-01 
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