|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, NH|
||North Twin Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, August 27, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Adequate between the lot and the road side today |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy, all three. Don't waste your time with the "bypass" |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Multiple signs of recent trail maintenance. Whoever you are, Thank You! |
|Lost and Found:
||Liam C. and I climbed the SE Slide on N. Twin today. Heartfelt thanks to Liam.|
We started the slide part of the day at the place where the N. Twin trail crosses the brook (now dry) S to N, maybe a 1/3rd of the way up N. Twin from the 3rd crossing of the Little River. We contoured around to the South about 1/2 mile through easy woods. The stream that flows down this drainage was dry where we came to it so we had relatively easy walking in the dry stream bed ducking under, climbing over or around the occasional blowdown. Then the wheels fell off! We came to a steep stretch with wet, slippery, mossy ledges with water running down them. Slow, tricky work. Then the valley floor became a gentle grade, only a few small ledges, but narrow and choked with willows. We could make only slightly better progress here. In fact the grade was so low I was sure that somehow we missed the slide and were headed to the col between N and S. Then we rounded a corner and there the slide was stretching out and up before us. Dry mostly, only a few places where the grade was excessive. Never needed to take to the woods nor felt over exposed. Super fun to scramble up! Finally we came to the trigger point of the slide. 200 horizontal feet from the summit and only a little vertical embedded in the worst, tightest, gawd awful brush you can imagine. Here the mountain collected its fee for the fun times below.
After the N. Twin summit Liam headed off on an OAB to South while I wandered my slow way back to the car.
||old man and the saw |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.