Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trails, bushwhack, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, bushwhack, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One car at Beaver brook on arrival at 8am. Just me at 4pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I rock hopped across all. North Twin crossing felt easier than usual 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns on the bottom half of Gale River Trail and on all of the XC ski trails 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: should be fine. nothing too tricky. just long 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beaver Brook XC Trail, Bushwack, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, Bushwack, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Loop Road, Beaver Brook XC Trail

Incredible day out on these peaks with not a single human sighting. Snow is clear up until about 2400ft where a nice icy monorail starts. I barebooted until past the crossing of Little River where the pack became reliable. Went with snowshoes for the heel lifts on the climb to North Twin. Higher up, the snow gets deeper and softer, so I kept them on for the traverse to South. Spikes down to the hut and then snowshoes up galehead and back until ~2800ft on Gale river trail. lots of shallow post holes to contend with, but overall the pack was solid on all of these trails. Would recommend bringing snowshoes unless we get a big freeze  
Name: Polo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-24 
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