NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the end of Little River Road (maybe "McCann Road" on Google Earth) - parking for 4 or 5 vehicles max, we were there at sunrise, nobody else was there when we got back down. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We stayed on the east side of the little river until the final crossing of North Twin Trail. River was seemingly frozen but we spaced out crossings just in case. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most of trail was a very frozen (0 F to 10 F overnight) trough. 1"-2" of snow showers at higher elevations and some drifting above 4500'. Post holes were a very rare occurrence, maybe 2-4 total for the day. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The old "Herd Trail" which was a sharp left immediately after crossing the bridge on the Little River at the end of Little River Road had a very stern warning that the trail has been closed by the new owners. There was little explanation on what to do, just a warning not to use the Herd Trail. We went a little further southwest down the unnamed road after the Herd Trail junction and there was a generic green sign that said "Trail" which we discovered parallels the old Herd Trail and meets up with Haystack Road which we followed southeast to the North Twin Trail trailhead.

Well broken frozen trough trail. Very cold day, single digits all day just making it to 10 F when we returned to car. Wind at summit was not as fierce as would have been anticipated from forecast, but very difficult dealing with cold hands while eating, drinking and changing gear. MICROSpikes would probably work most of trail, but snowshoes recommended above 4000 feet because of depth of snow from snow showers and/or drifting.  
Name
Name: Paul Melanson 
E-Mail
E-Mail: paul.melanson@dell.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved