|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH|
||Herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Firewardens Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 5, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Seven Dwarfs, $10 |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All bridged..for now |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Barebooted to the last major water crossing, put snowshoes on there and wore them for the duration. There is an ice bridge, but it does not feel very thick so use caution when it warms up. North Twin trail was well packed down with a couple inches new snow, pretty easy going with snowshoes. Between the peaks, more snow and the usual drifting completely obscured the trail. |
Beyond South Twin, the Twinway had 12-18” of new snow, plus significant drifting. My single snowshoe track did not do much to break it out, and some parts will be drifted back over by tonight. There had been no recent track from South Twin down to the Zealand view. The view down to the hut was broken out, but no one had ventured to Zealand Summit or beyond. If you’re planning a Bonds Traverse- bring your trailbreaking snowshoe friends.
Lend-a-hand had ~5” of untracked new snow on well-packed trail beneath. It looked like there had been recent traffic on Hale Brook trail. Pretty easy going descending back to Little River Road, between packed trail and snow machine grooming on haystack road.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.