|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH|
||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:
||Thursday, March 4, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||$10 at Seven Dwarfs |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All drainages solidly bridged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blowdowns, leaners, benders easy over, under, bypass |
||Not in these conditions |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Bill Cronin |
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.