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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Snagged one of the last Garfield spots at 7. North Twin lot was already overflowing soon thereafter. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 3rd crossing of North Twin Trail was rock hoppable, as were the Garfield Trail crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I recollect a larger stepover on the Garfield Trail. Lots of unmitigated erosion and trail creep throughout; the damage as compared to a decade ago is staggering. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: North Trail Trail was muddy in places prior to the water crossing, then mucky with areas of running water. No snow or ice.

North Twin Spur was terrible on the shelf of South Twin; extended areas of mud and standing water and occasional pieces of floating ice.

Twinway had lots of slippery rock and areas of running water. Some tiny patches of ice, but nothing warranting Microspikes. Steady stream of hikers.

Frost Trail was also slippery with some mud. Hut is closed and the water spigot is disconnected. Steady stream of hikers.

Garfield Ridge Trail was pretty nasty with lots of wet slabs. The climb up to the camp site was a brook in places with a few small patches of ice for good measure. Most ice/snow we encountered was on the ascent of Garfield proper, but it was again avoidable with care.

Garfield Trail was very muddy and had many stretches with water flowing down the trail. Sloppy.

Very nice weather with warm temperatures and hazy, sunny skies.  
Name
Name: rocket21, bria, nordic_gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-08 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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