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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was completely filled (10 cars) when I arrived at 8am so I was the first to parallel park on the road. When I returned there were 17 cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Took herd path to avoid the two other crossings. Used water shoes - water was about a foot deep at most but swiftly moving. Poles helped in maintaining stability. Saw one person navigate over large boulders to cross (not hopping or jumping!). Looked at this but felt it was a bit dicey. Plus my felt welcomed the cool rinse off. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall the trail is in good shape however just beyond the 3rd crossing is a 10" tree trunk waist high across the trail so you have to either climb over or crawl under it. Should be removed. No bypass observed. A couple water bars were not functioning - need cleaning. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: No problems 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: one small green bungee fell off my pack. 
 
Comments
Comments: A good hike with a variety of trail conditions. Flat and smooth to begin, one average stream crossing, one major blowdown, and rocky trail bed climbing. After the crossing the trail is flat for a while but then begins to climb and becomes rocky all the way to the outlook. Rocks in the trail vary from ankle twisters to small boulders. Multiple river tributaries to cross. Towards the top the steepness eases with a few large boulders to navigate up and over. A nice smooth section from the first overlook to the overlook near the summit. Exposure is only at the overlooks. At a moderate pace was able to reach the summit in 2.5 hours which includes the time to remove boots and put them back on at the crossing.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-17 
Link
Link: http:// 
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