Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of room in lot when we arrived, and when we left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hop-a-ble, one required a little more creativity, but boots stayed dry (poles were essential!) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: few blowdowns, but easy to step over or get around trails were very easy to follow 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 2 dogs that were doing well on the trails 
Bugs: few scattered in parking area, but it was in the 40s, and none on the trail.... 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail was a little wet in the morning, as it was just after a rain, but with lower temps in the 40s it was not buggy. By later in the day the trail was drier..except for areas of standing water.
Beautiful wooded trail with a number of sightings of the river. This trail is pretty slow to climb for the first few miles. And even then, was pretty easy up to Galehead hut. The last 0.5 miles to get to the summit past the hut was steeper and had more snow/slush. No need for microspikes, but would still carry them for the next few weeks, as conditions could potentially get icier. The trail over to South Twin was much steeper and had more snow on it with barely a monorail, but still some post-holing. Did put on microspikes for a just bit, but then took them off for the remainder of the hike. Gorgeous 360 views on top of South Twin. While at the summit of South Twin, we contemplated heading over to North Twin and an out and back hike, but it got super cold and windy ..with light snowflakes as some dark clouds went quickly headed back. We heard from some other hikers who came up the trail to North Twin and then over to South Twin that the water levels on the North Twin trail coming up from the that parking area are very high and they had to take their boots off, etc.  
Name: DZP 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-01 
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