Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 21, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area off Trudeau Road is ploughed, and ready to go.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I'm being told there were water crossings. :D Yes, there were water crossings. Thinking back, I could identify one or two of them. Almost every single one of them was so covered with snow and ice that it was impossible to identify them if they didn't make a water-gurgling noise. The one or two where I could actually see liquid water weren't even half-step wonders.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: It's always refreshing to see a trail in great shape, such as on this outing. Minimal fallen trees, none so great that they required more than a step over, and even there, that was only one or two blow-downs.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I was the only one (near as I could tell) on the mountain today. The trail is in great shape in general, although at some recent point, someone post-holed their way up the mountain to the hut, and then seems to have turned off to Galehead peak. But along the way... things aren't quite as nice as you'd want. If you wear snowshoes, you'll be OK for the most part.

Photos and a more detailed write-up are on my blog.  
Name: Protean Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-21 
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