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, North Twin Trail, herd path, Haystack Road, herd path, Little River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spotted a car at 7 Dwarfs, $10. Started at Beaver Brook xc ski parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stream crossings on Gale River Trail were high but manageable, maybe with wet feet. Little River was high and required wading (knee to mid-thigh deep) or using the logs upstream. We opted to wade and our 2 dogs did fine. A lot has changed in 2 days since Scott B filed the latest trip conditions. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lot of blowdowns on N Twin Trail (7 or 8) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our 2 dogs, Eva and Argos, did great, occasionally slipping into some of the deep postholes. They loved all the water and didn't mind the deep, swift-flowing Little River crossing 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Seems like a lot has changed from the time Scott B hiked and filed the latest trail conditions report for his hike on Thursday, only 2 days prior to ours! No wonder, with the warm temps and significant melting. We found all the stream crossings to be high but they are all still passable. Significant snow remains up high, 2-4 feet. We wore snowshoes from the steeps on Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, up Galehead, on the Twinway up South Twin over to N Twin and much of the way down to the Little River crossing. The monorail was generally solid, though N Twin Trail is a mess with significant postholes. Most hikers on N Twin Tr were wearing microspikes, only 2 in snowshoes. We were glad to have and wear our snowshoes for much of the day and not worry about punching through. Snowshoes recommended.  
Name: Donna D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-11 
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