|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH|
||North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 26, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Haystack road is in great condition for a dirt road, my low clearance car was fine. I was the 5th car at 5:30am. Lot was full with a half dozen parked roadside when I left at noon.
FYI road construction on Rt 3 just east of haystack rd. I Opted to head home through Franconia as the bumper to bumper line looked like a long wait. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Took the herd path to avoid the first 2 crossings. 3rd was rock hoppable, but take your time. Long legs and trekking poles helped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blowdowns on the way up N Twin. One was either a high step over or a low duck under. (I chose over due to my 70L pack)
A large area of blowdowns Just off the south side of N twin. Looks like they’ve been there awhile due to the well established herd path going around. |
||A few happy puppers! Should be a good trail for them although smaller ones may need a boost in a few spots ascending N twin, and maybe a lift for the water crossing. |
||Surprisingly mild! Three black flies found me on the summit of South twin, but they are no longer with us if you catch my drift. |
|Lost and Found:
The trail was in great shape. Minor mud here and there but no problems.
The herd path to avoid crossings 1&2 was easy to follow. 3rd crossing wasn’t bad, just take your time.
The bugs were surprisingly mild which was nice after getting eaten alive on the Kinsmans a week ago.
Views from both peaks were incredible! South twin has to be one of the best vantage points I’ve seen in the Whites- great views of Garfield, Franconia Ridge, the Pemi, the Presi’s... just incredible.
I met a bunch of wonderful climbers today, all friendly and loving every minute on the trails. One fellow on the summit of S Twin had camped out at Guyot and came up for the sunrise (if you’re reading this, email me the pictures!)
I made it back to my car and started home about 10 minutes before the skies opened up. Hope everyone that was still out stayed safe!
These two make it 20/48 for me!
Link to video below
||Woodman Worldwide |
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.