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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Slide, NH
Trails
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, bushwhacks, FR 304A, logging road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Seven Dwarfs Motel & Lodge, left $10 in an envelope on the windshield. Satellite lot was full when I returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Good snow bridges on Little River 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Incredible bluebird day on North Twin’s north slide. For the approach, instead of subjecting myself to the entire length of FR 304A (which has a lot of blowdown and saplings), I hiked one mile in on the North Twin Trail and then bushwhacked in a SW direction until I intersected with a particular spot on 304A; from here I picked up the skier’s path/logging road and followed it to the moose antlers with the inscriptions. I continued past the antlers in a southerly direction, finding mostly open woods and snow with a supportive crust; I then dropped into the drainage at 44° 12.714'N 71° 33.566’W. Snowshoes worked fine on the slide from 3250ft to 3800ft, then ice axe and crampons from there to 4200ft. Snow conditions alternated from wind-scoured frozen crust to 1-2 feet deep drifts with a lot of spacial variability, no evidence of recent avalanche activity. Zero wind for most of the day. On the way out I ran into two backcountry skiers who were making their way up.  
Name
Name: timbercamp 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-26 
Link
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