Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At 11:15 AM the lot was full (11 cars) and 16 vehicles were parked along Haystack road. At 6:45 PM, four cars were in the lot and another six on the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Took the herd path on the way up and avoided the first two crossings. The third and last one was an easy rock-hop. Took the official trail on the way back. The other crossings are also hoppable, but you might end up using slightly submerged rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. Thanks to the maintainers. There is one large siamese-trunk blowdown with a herd path around it on North Twin spur I think. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw two dogs. 
Bugs: A few. Nothing major. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A nice day with great views South and West. The trails were primarily dry with some mud (avoidable with care) on North Twin spur. Starting late let me have both the North Twin outlook and South Twin summit to myself for a while. Footing descending the steep portion of North Twin trail was good. I saw other hikers 26 times for a total of 52 people and two dogs. One person was camping about 2.6 miles from the trailhead. Besides him, I only saw one non day-hiker. As far as H20 is concerned, the stream is running 2.5 miles from the trailhead. Then there is a trickle at 3.0 miles. Then there's no more clear water, but some people might be OK with the shallow pools that have formed in muddy bootprints on North Twin spur.  
Name: Al S 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-29 
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