Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lots of parking available at both lots. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Got to that 3rd river crossing after taking the detour to avoid the first two and realized we'd have to walk through barefoot and carry our boots across which was very cold. I would recommend doing the gale river trial out and back to avoid this. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns, lots of unpacked snow on the twin trails wish I had packed my snow shoes at some points. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two other dogs and also brought my pup along she had a great day lots of water along the trails for them. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
Comments: Seemed like every type of snow was on this trail from slush, to unpacked and packed powder with occasional ice. Winter hiking is here be prepared and I wouldn't leave home with out at least 3 pairs of socks in my pack after this brutally wet hike.  
Name: Rhiannon 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-20 
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