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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 trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Seven Dwarves ($10 under wiper blade) with car spot at Beaver Brook Ski Trails 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Do not cross that 3rd crossing on Little River where the trail crossing is located. Instead, go past it(follow tracks) to where people have been crossing - a small hop over moving water. Ice was stable and solid on both sides of the moving water around 9 this morning. Both crossings on Gale River trail were easily crossed at the usual spots. The water levels have dropped some since Saturday and the cold temps overnight solidified things a bit. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I swapped to snowshoes around the Little River water crossing and later realized I was missing one hillsound microspike that must have slipped out of my unlocked carabiner somewhere between there and a half mile after the crossing where I realized it was missing. 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent day with our fun and fast group. Trails are in good shape. Snowshoes needed on the ridge and very helpful in that steep section starting 1 mile below N Twin Peak. Drifts on the ridge and boney on South Twin. Heading down from S Twin the trail was in excellent condition - everyone in snowshoes, couple inches of snow over crunchy/grippy snow underneath. Some post-holing on steep sections of Frost Trail to Galehead. Fast hike down the Garfield RT to the Gale RT. When I ran into some friends in the Beaver Brook parking area, I was advised that a car had driven around the gate on Gale River and parked in the entrance of the Gale River Trailhead lot. It was not there when we passed by some time around 3:30.  
Name
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kdoer@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-02-27 
Link
Link: https:// 
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