Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, snowmobile trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked 10 bucks at 7 dwarfs (park in their lot on the pavement not the grass like the winter) and then at 5 corners 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen 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: north twin 3rd crossing- 4 of us took boots off just down stream, the rest went about .4 or less up trail to 2 trees over the river and crossed there and whacked up to the trail. a little wet on the crossing on galeriver trail but nothing like north twin maybe only an inch over the rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: yes, some trees on north twin need some love maybe only a hand saw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: we saw 3 
Bugs: yes saw a few sadly 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Well we started off with bareboots and added the spikes after the north twin crossing, surprisingly could have put them on beforehand but it was on and off ice. After the river was ice and snow monorail that was mostly stable. Snow was more prevalent up high and once in the sun you could feel like sand like snow. We made out way to the summit and the other view point then headed to south. A few of us put snowshoes on but the rest of us kept spikes which was fine as long as you walked the tight rope and kept on the trail. After hitting south and being in the thinnest layer possible from the heat most of us put on our snowshoes due to the soft snow and we did bring them so why not use them. Only 1-2 from the group did not. Twinway looks a little holy now though. We snowshoed up to galehead and then wore them down. Our group split on the way down and our group wore snowshoes all the way to the old trail (where the reroute goes up to the left). We tried spikes for about 100 feet then took them off. Very little ice after this and barebooted the rest of the way out. Great day to grab these peaks and lots of laughs!  
Name: Danielle +10 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-14 
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