Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road open. Plenty of parking both at Garfield and Gale River - I parked at the latter 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Gale River - no problem Garfield Trail - highest crossing - no problem (I took the snowmobile detour back to Gale River Road) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Gryffin had fun. Met a few other dogs. Plenty of snow to roll in up high and plenty of water along the trail 
Bugs: Black flies swarmed me as soon as I got on Gale River Road in the afternoon. They were biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Up Gale River, Up Garfield Ridge Trail, Up Twinway to South, North and then South Twin - plenty of snow, monorail stable in the AM. No bare spots between South and North. Frost Trail about 1/2 monorail, 1/2 open. Garfield Ridge Trail about 30% open, 70% monorail. Garfield Trail monorail to about the Garfield Pond Trail/Herd path, and intermittent for short while below. When it finally disappeared, it completely disappeared. I went right on the snowmobile trail after the first crossing (downhill) of Thompson Brook but can't imagine the other crossings are difficult right now. Snowshoes would not be overkill in the afternoon(s) or after several days above freezing - at least not between the two Twins. Everywhere else, probably not necessary for the rest of this spring.  
Name: bikehikeskifish 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-13 
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