Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spotted cars at Beaver Brook, Drover to Seven Dwarfs, left $10 in an envelop under my wipers. Beaver Brook is sort of plowed, there is a frozen layer under the powder in the lot so take it slow. Looks like the privies are open or use.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stayed along river to the left until final crossing. Bridged over but some flowing water. Made is across with no issues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One of our group dropped their spikes close to the parking lot but the crew behind up picked them up and they were reunited!  
Comments: I was not sure about getting to N. Twin Trailhead from Seven Dwarfs but it is very easy - walk 1/2 up the road, take right on private drive, keep going up private drive until you see a small trail sign, take this to connect with Haystack Road. Trail had a couple inches of powder on it when we started. Spikes on the lower portion of N. Twin Trail. After the Water crossing we put on snow shoes and kept them on the entire time. Snow got a little deeper on the way up North Twin and there were some big drifts on the approach to the first view. Another group came by and we let them clean the trail up for the rest of way across the spur and down the twinway. Spectacular views and the trails are well packed out now. Some notes on trail crossings - Twinway to Guyot was packed down, we saw one hiker coming up that way. He said he had to break trail across, Twin Brook Trail down to 13 falls is not broken out (no surprise), and we saw tracks on the Garfield Ridge trail split as we went down Gale River.

Strava GPS is linked below.  
Name: SLASR Podcast 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-12 
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