Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No parking issues at Haystack or Garfield. The gates will surely close soon, though 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Even by headlamp, the last crossing of little river was a breeze. I'll write this one on the calendar because next time I will surely go in 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note along all trails aside from minor water bar clogs. North twin trail between the last crossing and Fire Wardens has a cluster of up and overs, 3-4, axe worthy -- as an aside someone abandoned a huge tent at campsite 3 on Haystack road, its off site in the woods. I was too tired to grab it tonight on the way out 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There was a doggo army on their way up Mt. Garfield trail this morning, donning their orange vests. Also Baxter was out, no relation to Percival. 
Bugs: Greyjays are out in not so normal spots. Dive bombed while eating at GRT/Mt.G junction. Also kamikazee greys at the Galehead hut. You came on too strong, no pepperoni for you. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A fine day to be out, even with no views. Noted several familiar cars and vanity plates out today at both trailheads. (Thanks Lisa & Jim for the trail magic! I didn't leave you beers though :P) A true mixed shoulder season bag of conditions. Bareboot to the last .2 on Garfield. Spikes went on here for the rest of the day until the last crossing at Little River. Overkill for a few sections but easier to keep the beater spikes and have bite then take them off. Blasted on Garfield with wind and cold. My blood hasnt turned to motor oil yet so I got cold quick, and noted possible frost nip (I guess I should have zipped my shirt up.). Waterfall section went swimmingly, as did the roller coaster of GRT. Minimal snow pack, maybe an inch or two in spots. Galehead was much of the same. We found the pencil after some hunting. Conditions improved as we neared the summit of South Twin, maybe 2-4" here. Coming off of South to the col had a lot of ice flow and might turn boiler plate overnight. Aside from that, uneventful. Little River Crossing was nothing of note, even in the darkness. Today brought 3 of us across the 60% mark for the grid!  
Name: The Teal Goat, Deep End Dan, Sidehill, & Poptart 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-14 
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