Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, bushwhack, snowmobile trail, Haystack Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road was open this morning as was Gale River Road, one car at 7AM, maybe five cars in the lot when I left at 12PM, but it looks like both are now closed according to Scott B's recent post. Plan accordingly, most likely all the roads will be closed as soon as there are no cars left at the trailheads. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bypassed the first two crossing and headed upstream and rock hopped across the third with one step slightly beneath the water. Glaze ice on top of most rocks today made for a tricky hop across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues for Sarge! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Pretty straight forward conditions. Dusting of snow down low and an inch above 4K, put on my rock spikes between the Twins and kept them on until Galehead Hut. Most of the ice could be avoided by hopping on the rocks. Bushwhacked through open hardwoods from the Gale River Trail to just below the snowmobile gate at the top of Gale River Road and took corridor 11 to Haystack Road to make a nice loop of the Twins and Galehead.

Beautiful morning in Twin Mountain, wind was a non factor and the temps were pleasant, great views from North and South Twin, Galebump not so mcuh!

Nice running into Doug and his lab on North Twin Trail and Georg and Lucy as they were driving down Haystack Road  
Name: Sgt. Pepper AKA Professor Biscuit(s) 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-03 
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