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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trails, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 18, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the XC. My car was the only one all day.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some stepovers on the XC trail and Gale River Trail and some walk arounds on NT spur from South to North, but trails are in good shape overall 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs today 
Bugs
Bugs: One black fly that crashed into my face. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great mild, blue sky day for this hike with spectacular views. I barebooted to the hut then chose snowshoes from there until my descent down Gale River trail where the snow pack turned to very nice dry trail - about 3 miles from the GRT trailhead. I barebooted from there. Hikers choice for traction, bareboot, snowshoes today, but do recommend some traction for higher el's. With new snow from the Hut and above, I'm glad I had snowshoes. New snow was 3-5" and got slushy toward the end of the day. Mostly dry trail down low with some wet areas and snowpack/monorailish about 3 miles in. There was helicopter action/supply run at the hut that delayed my Galehead ascent for a few minutes. I saw one hiker who grabbed these and Garfield too. I ran into three CW Pemi Loopers at 2:30 half way down (up for them) the South Twin steep. They started at 3 a.m.  
Name
Name: Dave D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dinz00@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-18 
Link
Link: https:// 
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