|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH|
||Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 10, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Gale River Road and parking lot open and dry. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|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:
||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 |
||Hannah made the crossings look easy and had a ball..lots of Pine Martin stuff to roll around in as well |
||a couple in the parking lot |
|Lost and Found:
||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..
||marktaub@metrocastdot net |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.