Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No more snowbridges on the Gale River Trail crossings. The main one today was tricky - most rocks are submerged. We each ended up with a wet foot. The first one, near the trailhead, was also tricky...we went upstream a bit and found an easier place to cross than right by the trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Saw two bugs - and part of a spiderweb! Spring is coming. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A bit of everything today. Bare trail, mud, monorail, deep snow (up top). Gale River Trail becomes all snow-covered right after the main crossing - from there up, snowshoes are the way to go. The snow is deep and with the warm temps and recent rain, it gets unstable early in the day. The first couple of miles on Gale River Trail, before the main crossing, are a mix of bare trail, mud, running water, extremely narrow monorail, etc. We barebooted that bit.

Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, the Twinway, and North Twin Spur are still covered with deep (3-4 feet+) snow, and with above-freezing temps, snowshoes are needed.

Both crossings on Gale River Trail required caution and careful foot placement. Most rocks were submerged this morning. We carried extra socks and needed to use them. We did meet two guys who had come up North Twin who said they almost turned back because of the North Twin water crossing and they did not recommend anyone doing that crossing until the water level subsides. They said it was incredibly sketchy.

Congrats to Alex for gridding out March. She is now 544/576. I gridded out March as well and am now 542/576. Sage has one more hike to go for March, which we hope to get early this week. She is in the 530s now (I will tally the exact number once she is finished her last March hike).  
Name: Trish, Alex, and Sage 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-27 
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