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, Haystack Road, bushwhack, Moose Watch XC ski trail, Badger XC ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Everything on the Gale River Trail was rock hoppable, only issue was the major crossing after taking the fire warden branch of the North Twin Trail. I walked up and down the stream a bit and didn’t see a great place to cross. Brought water shoes and ended up fording the River (hiring the Native American guide wasn’t an option here) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One or two trees right on the trail between galehead hut and the junction of gale river trail and Garfield ridge trail. Three or four trees in the way on North Twin Trail. One tree down on Haystack road 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Barefooted from Beaver Brook parking lot for about 4 or so miles. Wasn’t any snow at all until the first water crossing on gale river trail. Shortly there after the monorail showed up. Wore spikes from there until about 3300 feet on the descent of North Twin Trail. Snowshoes are still an option and probably would be helpful with the televators, a couple feet of snow still up high. Below 3300 feet on North Twin Trail are sections of monorail, rotten snow, mud, water on the trail, wet rocks, bare ground. I ended up bare booting it but spikes could have still been useful.  
Name: Bostocrates 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-14 
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