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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked right next to Rt. 3 bu the closed gate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Avoided 2 of the 3 "Little" river crossings by continuing on the East side slightly upriver from where the North Twin trail heads West to the peak. Fallen trees created a nice bridge, so we stayed dry all the way! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few tree blowdowns, but trail can be easily followed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Water crossing(s) could be problematic. 
Bugs
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Gate closed on Haystack road so added a few miles to the hike. River is raging (as expected), so it took us some time to figure out where to cross. We avoided the first two crossings by following an unnamed trail on the East side since these take you to the other side of the river then back. We had to cross the river at some point, so found a nice tree bridge close to the official final crossing of the "Little" river. Winds up top were on the mild side (and not as strong as we expected). Beautiful views from both North and South twins, had a micro lunch and then headed back. Long hike but worth it.  
Name
Name: Eduardo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: egarzagon@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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