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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Park off the highway in the lot across from Gale River Rd 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings, all snow bridges still intact 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: You’ll get whacked in the face by low branches, but that’s all 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: They’ll have a great time! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail conditions were pretty excellent. Parked across from the closed gate of Gale River Road (the western entrance). Headed up a packed hard snow road, the snowmobile trail to the right could be taken as well to save some impact. Spikes/snowshoes will definitely be needed the entire way.

Gale River trail was in perfect condition, minus the low branches (regular branches, high trail). Made good time to the hut. It was a brisk day but the sun in the opening was warming us up. Twinway to S.Twin was a bit smoother from people sledding down. Makes it a bit of a 3 steps up, 1 slide down kind of push but still easily manageable with spikes.

N.Twin spur was a little less packed down, with some more sliding, but still VERY manageable with minimal gear. Overall a great time of year to be on this trail, at least until the next snow/rain!

See the strava track for gps track!  
Name
Name: Nick B 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Nicholas.j.belanger@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-09 
Link
Link: http://strava.app.link/ncoXOWG7teb 
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