|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH|
||Gale Road, Gale River Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 27, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The crossings on the Gale River Trail and Mount Garfield Trail are fine. Although they may appear worse than they are, they are easily crossed. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A fair amount of tree litter and blowdowns in a variety of locations. Of note, three large blowdowns on Twinway as you leave the Galehead Hut, near the beginning of the steep ascent to South Twin. I cleared a handful of smaller blowdowns. |
|Lost and Found:
||The road walk up Gale Loop Road to the trailhead is a breeze right now. I even saw some bicycle tracks. Barebooted to the trailhead and probably the first 3 1/2 miles of the Gale River Trail.|
No need for snowshoes today. Microspikes were all that was needed, except for the steep section of the Garfield Ridge Trail below the Garfield Shelter, which required crampons; seriously icy.
Full range of conditions; felt like shoulder season conditions.
Nice to run into John and Pepper again. I think I only crossed paths with about 5 other hikers today, so I must have just timed things well.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.