Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, old snow machine trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, bushwhack, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $10 at Seven Dwarfs 
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: All drainages solidly bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns, leaners, benders easy over, under, bypass 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not in these conditions 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: We were the first ones thru since the last storm and high winds. As expected there was much drifting, 6-12”, on already deep, 4-5', of unsettled snow up high. Spikes to the first crossing then shoes till way down Gale River Tr. We stayed on the real trail to avoid the PUDs on the BW. It was very firm with shoes on. The trees were very heavily laden with snow. I had my hood up for the vast majority of the hike. Trail finding was somewhat difficult because of all of the drifting snow hiding the track. Except for avoiding blowdowns, leaners and benders we did stay on the track. S Twin had a temp of +1 and winds steady 35-40 with gusts to 50 mph. I stayed long enough to meter the Wx then headed down. After a few hundred meters the winds were nil. We bushwhacked from Galehead to the Gale River Tr. The entire hike was a lot of effort for only two guys. If anybody needs this hike now is the time to get it.

The deep snow gave us spectacular views in many places there are usually no views. The Old Man and a Saw and I had a great day out.

BTW, A $%#@& post holed the entire traverse. We saw many deep post holes. I hope they really hurt.
Name: Bill Cronin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-05 
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