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: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped of on Little River Road. Picked up at Beaver Brook 1 other vehicle on return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Little River crossing was thickly ice bridged. other crossings throughout the hike ice bridged as well no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails overall in great shape. 1 awkward ax worthy crawl under or walkaround on North Twin Trail at approx 3200 feet. 1 walk under on North Twin Spur and 1 walkunder on Twinway before the hut. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs: none  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A great day for these peaks despite the cold temps. Barebooted to herdpath than snowshoes for entire hike.A nice track has been established with a couple of inches fresh powder. Upper levels of North Twin trail despite a nice base are are filled with postholes. with fresh powder and traveling over today trail is smoother than i found it. Skies cleared revealing a nearly bluebird sky starting at N Twin Viewpoint. Between N/S Twin trail was heavily drifted over but was quite supportive for the most part. Frost trail/GRT/GRT have seen much more activity and was a pleasure to snowshoe on. If Twins/Galehead are needed for January this may be the time to hike them before the storm.It was excellent chatting and hiking a short distance with three other hikers this morning as well as briefly chatting with two others on the cross country ski trail. Highly recommend snowshoes for any of the Peaks hiked today-trails currently are not packed enough for micros  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-26 
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