|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH|
||Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Firewardens Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, February 26, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Seven Dwarfs and left route and $10 in envelope under windshield wiper. Parked in plowed area directly across from office. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bridged. Did step through a small drainage ditch below Hale that had been in the sun. Suppose spring will be on its way before long |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Seven Dwarfs to North Twin Summit in great shape. Slight dusting to deal with and the drifting just below summit was highly manageable. |
North Twin to South Twin previous path could be seen for most part but decent drifting and lost path briefly. Saw another hiker when back at car that mentioned had to work for it.
South Twin to Guyot--Sorry to anyone that might follow me if the track makes it through the winds. I was all over the place. Lost the trail a number of times 50 feet to either side. Got to the point I just followed the shelf to the west till was near the Guyot area that gets into the tight conifers.
Twinway from Guyot to Lend-A-Hand broken well thanks to a number of people I passed doing a Zealand/Bonds traverse. 8 that I passed.
Lend-A-Hand was manageable. The group's tracks from earlier in the week were still discernable. And that has to be one of the most blazed trails in the Whites.
Firewardens Trail broken out and easy follow.
Previously finished this loop in summer conditions in 8 hours. Took me 11+ with the 'shoes and winter weight. The snowshoe from South Twin to Guyot is immediately on my top 5 of all time list. My useless opinion is to highly recommend if you are capable of getting out that far.
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.