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: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Packed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: TAKE. THE. HERD. PATH. (If you are unfamiliar with the trail, there is a herd path that eliminates the first two crossings of the river. It’s easy to follow and they should really just make it the official trail at this point because everyone uses it.) There is a LOT of water coming off those mountains right now and the current is pretty strong in the river even at the third crossing. Depending on where you cross, expect it to be roughly knee deep depending on your height (and the water is cold). All the other crossings of the side streams are easy (but there are a lot given the recent rain.) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are some pretty bad drainage issues on the spur trail between the peaks. Some bog bridges would be nice in a few spots. The mud and standing water were pushing knee deep in a few areas. Given the recent rain, the trail from the river up to North Twin was a flowing stream a good chunk of the way due to years of erosion. Not much you can do about that aside from rerouting. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One very large dog had to be carried across the river. Ours (who is about 50 pounds) swam it both ways, but really had to fight the current which was quite strong. 
Bugs: Gnats got me a few times. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone lost their headphones and someone else hung them on a tree a mile or two from the parking lot. 
Comments: Stunningly beautiful day today. Even the Presis were cloud free (useful note: Mt. Washington Observatory forecast was wrong, was dead on right). It made up for the fact that the trails were pretty much muck or flowing streams most of the way.  
Name: Ian D 
E-Mail: iantdurham at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-25 
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