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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road still closed. Parking lot was empty when I started on May 10 and had about six cars when I finished on May 12. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing significant. Careful rock hoping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall fine, a few blow downs here and there. One large tree is blocking South Gale River Loop trail but there was a guy with a hand saw cutting it down on May 12, thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lower elevations (below 3200 feet) is fine. Did not see any. 
Bugs
Bugs: Yes, nothing too bad, none biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful slow pace three days/ two nights hike by myself. I stayed at the Garfield Ridge Campsite on May 10 and the AMC Galehead Hut on May 11. Friendly caretakers, thank you guys. The hut was open on a self-service mode. No other customers in either night! A few day hikers here and there ( mostly it seemed graduated students). Snow above 3200 feet. Need traction! I had microspikes and they did the job. I carried the snowshoes but did not use them. I postholed several times :-( Beautiful weather and gorgeous views.  
Name
Name: ricardo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-13 
Link
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