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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road and parking lot open and dry. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings on Gale River Trail were ok stepping on some rocks 4 inches underwater..quick current and the water rose a bit during the day 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one nasty blowdown on Gale River Trail just below the steps..a couple of duck unders on Garfield Ridge Trail and a few here and there elsewhere 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hannah made the crossings look easy and had a ball..lots of Pine Martin stuff to roll around in as well 
Bugs
Bugs: a couple in the parking lot 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: decided on out and back from Gale River Road. Barebooted to just below the steeps on GaleRiver Trail. Water crossings were okay with some scouting and wet boots. Used spikes to the Garfield Ridge Trail then snowshoes to the hut. solid mono rail in most places in morning...softer on descent.
Frost trail was solid.

Twinway to South Twin had some bare rock and rotting monorail but decent footing in snowshoes or spikes. More solid monorail over to North Twin.

On descent trail softer and more chewed up..snowshoes or spikes worked fine.. Deepest rail was in the North Twin col..maybe 5 feet or so....saw my first bear of the year coming through the Notch and we were greeted with many wildflowers down low today including Trout Lily and loads of Trillium


Great day out with Bryan, Sarah, and Hannah..  
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-10 
Link
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