Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, forest road, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped car at beaver brook xc ski trail and parked other car at Seven Dwarfs. If parking at Seven Dwarfs make sure to bring $10 and an envelope - just place under a wiper and you're good to go! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issue. Per previous report the 3rd crossing on North Twin Trail is passable via a downed log upstream from the crossing. There is a small path to follow from other hikers to get there. We bypassed first two crossings on North Twin trail using the (very common) herdpath. Gale River crossing is fine just take caution. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As mentioned - several trees down on beaver brook xc ski trails. Otherwise great. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Excellent Twins to Galehead traverse today! Temperature inversion is a magical thing. Microspikes car to car. Snowshoes not needed (per this report date - there is snow incoming and rain too) [but should be carried]. Minimal snow down low and maybe 2-3' at higher elevations - hard to tell. There is a solid crust even directly off trail in most spots. There are postholes but are avoidable... most seen today exist between South Twin summit and Galehead hut.  
Name: slacourse 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-11 
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