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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Beaver Brook and Seven Dwarfs Motel. Appreciate being able to park at both places 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We took the herd path to avoid the first two big water crossings on North Twin Trail. We were lucky enough to have enough ice to step on at the third crossing. The two big water crossings on Gale River Trail were less tricky and had more ice. Not sure how the milder temps on Sunday will affect the ice. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There’s a fun sit and spin over a log on North Twin. I had trouble getting my snowshoes over. My friends learned from my experience and went around the blowdown. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t see one 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: It was a wonderful day out on the trails! I had been pretty worried about the third water crossing on N. Twin Trail, but it went well with no drama. There is a beautiful track laid out all the way to the three summits and down Gale River Trail. Thank you to those hikers! First hike in a while where I used spikes, snowshoes and trail crampons. We were in snowshoes for most the day, as the 2-3” of new snow made it feel like walking in sand, and we thought it’d be nice to help keep the trail looking so good. We managed to find the trail from Seven Dwarfs in the morning (followed hiker tracks before us) and our car at Beaver Brook in the evening (end of Gale River Trail take a right on the road; hang a left at the road junction; a right into the first campsite along the road; xc ski trail is in the back of the campsite; hang a left on the xc ski trail when it forks). Thanks to those that went before and left clear boot prints.  
Name
Name: Hiker5e  
E-Mail
E-Mail: Hikewith5e@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-02-20 
Link
Link: https:// 
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