Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at Beaver/Gale 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rivers are starting to get high, much higher on the way out on the way in. Bridges are rotten or destroyed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some 8-16" trees along Gale River, waterbars are looking superb! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It's that time of year with the water crossings, WAY higher than on the way out than on the way in. Completely bewildering day, the trails down low where snow covered on the way in, dry and bare on the way out. Beaver Loop, Gale River Road and the first 1.5 miles of Gale River Trail are pretty much bare, lots of mud and flowing water. From the major crossing 2 miles in, the snow depths start to increase, exponentially. We wore snowshoes for almost all of the day. There where a few bare booters who post holed GRT pretty good. We broke and where the only traffic on the Twinway and N Twin Spur, so that should firm up well. We did go up to Galehead and where post holing in snow shoes, I can only imagine the joy the two bare booters had, I saw some of there work and it was over my trek pole in depth. I'm sure you enjoyed that much.

Snowshoes are absolutely necessary to get to the twins. Don't let the bare trail fool you at the trailhead

Wear your snowshoes. For the love of god. Wear your snowshoes.  
Name: The Teal Goat, SideHill & Poptart 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-04 
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