Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, snowmobile trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 20, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped off near the end of Little River Road with a car spot at Beaver Brook.2 other vehicles upon ending hike 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Little River Crossing was a bit tedious despite the Ammo Gauge reading of 2.01 feet at the beginning of the hike. ice and slush covered exposed rocks and submerged rocks with to much waterflow over them had us head upstream 200+ feet upstream to find a suitable but still a little sketchy crossover point. All other crossing throughout this hike were no problem at all. All open flowing and rocl hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails overall in great shape. a few minor blowdowns on N Twin Trail. Well blazed throughout. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An excellent fall hike with a fellow Gridder in very winter like conditions. starting temp 11 degrees this morning. There are varying amounts of snow between 6-8 inches of incredibly light powder. Heavier drifts throughout from N Twin viewpoint and beyond. At somepoints approx knee deep. Although we barebooted to the major crossing and then donned micros for the hike it is highly recommended to bring the snowshoes. With the next storm or heavy winds the drifting will increase substantially.Today anyway there just wasnt enough depth to cover the boniness of the trail.The fluffy powder is however covering up large amounts of blue ice as well. We crossed paths with only one other hiker as we were descending Gale River Trail
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-20 
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