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, March 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped of near the end of Little River Road. Carspot at Beaver Brook 3 vehicles at the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Little River Crossing was mostly ice bridged today. water was fairly low. Crossed with extra caution pack unbuckled,3 points contact at all times. not sure how much longer this ice bridge will be a viable crossing. other crossings low and hoppable. There is a nice log to cross on at the last crossing by Gale River Trailhead 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails overall in great shape. There is a walkaround blowdown on N Twin Trail at approximately 3200 feet.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs: a few at lower elevations 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A nearly bluebird day with overall great conditions for these peaks. I was able to bareboot the first couple of miles before switching to micros then on to snowshoes at 2700 feet. New snow levels ranged from from 2-6" with moderate drifts at upper levels. The trail hadnt seen any activity beyond the Firewardens Trail since this weekend. At North Twin forward trail was tracked out. Galehead and out has significantly less new snow and snowshoes came off after approximately 1 mile down GRT and was able to bareboot back to vehicle with no issue. It was nice briefly chatting with the hiker descending from S. Twin as well as chatting with a backpacker at Galehead Hut. Hope you have a great time!  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-30 
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