Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot at the end of Haystack Road had open spots. When the lot fills up it is permissible to park on one side of Haystack Road (signed) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Used herd path to bypass the first two crossings of Little River. The third crossing of Little River was not difficult using rocks. The crossing of Little River can be difficult during the Spring run-off or after heavy rainfalls. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The mud pits between North and South Twin could use some additional stepping stones. No obstructions on the maintained trails. There are tree falls on the herd path but none presented any difficulty in passage. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There are many mud spots with many having a high water content. The worst was between the two Twin peaks especially towards South Twin. There was also mud between the two North Twin outlooks and just uphill from Third crossing. Loose rocks in some of the steeper parts of the trail up North Twin.
Some colorful early Fall foliage (maples, hobblebush, and birch)
One male spruce grouse buzzed my head.
The herd path is well established. Not sure why it isn't developed as the official trail.
No views due to today's clouds enveloping the higher elevations. Usually the views are great from the Twins.
The ferns in the col between the Twins were brown/burgundy rather than the verdant green in the summer.
Met one hiker who lives in the town next to me. Had a good conversation with Bill from Pembroke NH who is a professor at Colby Sawyer. Nice to talk with two UNE woman in the dental hygiene program.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-17 
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