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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd path, Haystack Road, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped off at Beaver Brook Lot was picked up on Little River Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two main crossings on GRT were no issue the second crossing was bridged. The one significant crossing descending from N Twin and utilizing herdpath was bridged. Was still quite cautious tapping my poles as I proceeded. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails overall are in great shape with minor stepovers and a few walk arounds. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None  
Bugs
Bugs: Not today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: The lost boot remains at N Twin trailhead 
 
Comments
Comments: Super weather for these three peaks. Starting at xcountry ski trail I was able to bareboot to the 2nd crossing on the Gale River Trail. Snowshoes were on for the duration of hike until *50 feet before wooden bridges leading to Little River Road*. The Trails leading up to Galehead were well broken with loose powder on top. The fun started on Twinway ascending South Twin and on as the trail I believe had only been broken out by two hikers on Sunday. There were long stretches of trail with only faint tracks if any and heavy drifting throughout with plenty of depth. This was definitely a challenge+.
Travel was similar over to N Twin but much easier although I meandered a bit in the col as trail again was completely drifted in various stretches.After the main crossing of river trail became much nicer and at intersection of The Firewardens trail The track was nicely packed thanks to Chef and company yesterday. Thanks!!
 
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-19 
Link
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