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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Gale River Trailhead. 5 vehicles on arrival. Car spot at N Twin Trailhead no other vehicles  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Slightly elevated but no issues on Gale River Trail. Used the herdpath on N Twin Trail to avoid 2 pointless crossings. The main crossing was rock hoppable and feet remained dry. The Ammonoosuc River gage height was at 2.65 this morning and dropped to 2.56 feet by the time i reached N. Twin as an indicator of safe crossing  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. 1 blowdown between South and N Twin. The high blue blazes between the two will be very helpful this winter 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 nice doggo on Frost Trail. Nice goggles!! 
Bugs
Bugs: 1 slow moving winged insect 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: packed out a bottle and broken ski pole 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike of these 3 peaks. No views to be seen but really enjoyed hiking in the new snow. Traces started at approximately 2900 feet with just under 2 inches on the Twins with a couple of wind blown deeper spots. Galehead Hut is closed but people are there buttoning things up. Glad to have full winter gear in my pack and on my feet as conditions were very winter like today. Micros stayed on pack but also glad to have as well. For today they made great windchimes.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-19 
Link
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