Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, Haystack Road, snowmobile trail, US 3
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Beaver Brook picnic area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Really cold at -22 degrees Fahrenheit first thing this morning. Almost bailed all together. Sat in the truck for about an hour questioning my sensibilities. Stepped onto the trail at about 7:00 a.m. with every intention of turning around, but without any wind, once I got moving, with appropriate layers of course, it really wasn't that bad. Once I made it to the Hut I it was sunny and warm (relatively). So glad I convinced myself because it was a whopper of a blue bird day with fantastic views.

None of this will matter in about 24 hours, but I will note that I put snowshoes on at the Hut and wore them up Galehead, over the Twins, and all the way down to Haystack Road. I had a heck of a workout ascending Twinway to South Twin because of drifting. There is a surprising amount of snow between the Twins. A couple of feet anyway. I was planning to retrace my steps back the way I had come, but when I reached the North Twin Trail, it was so well groomed from snowshoes that I called an audible and changed the play, deciding it would be much more enjoyable to descend via the North Twin Trail - and it was. I encountered a group of 4 on the way up, all using snowshoes too! Point being, at least as far as the North Twin Trail is concerned, underneath all the new snow coming tomorrow should be a well packed base.  
Name: Del 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-16 
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