Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, herd path, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook rest area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water slightly elevated crossings rock hoppable with creativity  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Five blowdowns on Gale River trail most have been there for the winter. Otherwise trails in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 pooch 
Bugs: black flies still not biting  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail was a mixed bag of conditions ranging from dry,muddy to a solid monorail starting at 2800 ft. I was able to use micros from this point up to Mt Galehead and about 1000 ft up Twinway. At this point snowshoes went on which made ascent up to South Twin much easier. The monorail over to North Twin was softer but with the snowshoes no problem at all.. Snowshoes stayed on for the return trip until snowline. I met 13 hikers today at least two ambitious souls had come in from Lincoln Woods yesterday and were heading to up to South Twin anyway. I highly recommend snowshoes on the pack at least as the monorail had softened up as the day wore on. Snowpack on Garfield Ridge Trail seems about 3 ft minimum and on North Twin Spur approximately 2 ft.
Name: Scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-17 
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