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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Seven Dwarfs lot wasn't plowed so parked just inside Haystack Road not blocking gate. 45 minute walk time each way 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was low but still took extreme caution rocks are ice and slush covered.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape with a few minor blowdowns near the beginning, a few stepovers and a duck under on the herdpath. At about 4300 feet there is one medium size treetop snapped on trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None  
Bugs
Bugs: Just some evidence of the often reclusive parasitic postholers at upper elevations  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Chilly but beautiful day for the Twins. I was able to use micros until the North Twin Outlook and then snowshoes to South Twin and back until about 3100 feet.Upper elevations of North Twin Trail was postholed as well as the North Twin Spur. There is a nice trac started anyway and hopefully incoming snow fills the voids. There was drifting between North and South Twin and S Twin summit was quite bare. I met no one on the trail and 1 hiker on Haystack Road.  
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-16 
Link
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