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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Little River Road, snowmobile trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Seven Dwarfs, left my $10 offering in an envelope on my car. Plenty of room.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most still bridged, som looking a little worse for wear/warming. Main crossing on Little River is still solid.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bit of blow down and bent trees along the way, nothing major. Trail gets very faint near the final pitch up North Twin w/ some drifting.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Happy husky all the way, met one other happy dog on the way down. Plenty of access to running water along the way.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: For others doing this route for the first time, the winter approach might be a little confusing: park at Seven Dwarfs, head S on Little River Road. Right before it comes to an end, take a R across the bridge on the private driveway. The maps would have you pick up the trail on the L immediately after the bridge -- but that trail is under new ownership and closed. Instead, continue a few hundred yards further along the driveway, and you'll see a similar second trail on the L.

Solid monorail all the way to 4,000 feet; there things got a little soft w/ drifting snow, but still solid cover underneath. Still no ice, but the steep pitches get challenging. The saddle between N and S Twin is a bit of a postholey mess, but currently frozen solid, so quite doable. One short stretch with significant drifting, but it's literally two strides...  
Name
Name: blackmore 
E-Mail
E-Mail: lars@ameridane.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-07 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/3162745513 
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