Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trails, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Icy parking lot. Plenty of parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable or ice bridged. Some icy rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: When I started out, the ski trail looked like the 400m hurdle and there were some other downed trees about 1/4 mile in on Gale River Trail. When I returned, lotsa fresh sawdust and trails all clear! Thank you phantom trail workers! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs and only two other humans. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day to sneak in this three-pack before the storm. Trails were hard packed in the morning and a bit looser in the afternoon. Still bony on the first mile or so of GRT. Higher level trails had minor loose snow on top of the hard pack. I wore spikes to the hut then switched to snowshoes and televators for the ups. I kept snowshoes on until the end for the loose trail up high and just because I was too lazy the take them off down below. Galehead was socked in but the Twins had magnificent 360 views with a widespread cloud blanket just below the peaks - that view never gets old. PSA: I spoke with hikers who plan on breaking out Liberty-Flume tomorrow if anyone needs that over the weekend.  
Name: Dave D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-19 
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