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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Seven Dwarves Inn and left a $10 donation. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The snow bridges over Little River are melting fast. There are a few places you can cross, all off trail, but we suspect they will be gone by this week. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some a set of paw prints before the river crossings. Woof. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After parking and walking up the road a bit, we crossed the wooden bridges on our right (sign requests no spikes). We easily found the herd path on our left between telephones posts 335A 2-3 (shout out to KTSoukup for that). On the way up we followed the trail and ended up crossing Little River three times which was not ideal. Snow bridges are melting fast and we had to get creative to find adequate crossings (mostly by moving upstream to cross). Otherwise the trail up was easy to follow and well packed. Mostly ice with granular snow on top after the river crossings. Microspikes would be sufficient all the way to South Twin. By the time we got back down the landscape had completely changed. Mud, slush, and melted snow bridges. We ended up crossing Little River early where there was a solid snow bridge and followed the bushwack trail back on the east side of the river that is part mud-slush part unstable ice/snow monorail.

It was our first time to the Twins and WOW what a beautiful view. Can't wait to come back.  
Name
Name: TKO 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-21 
Link
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