Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Guyot Shelter Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Multiple people had their vehicles broken into at the Beaver Brook lot and several others had it also happen at the Garfield winter lot, very sad 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Gale River Trail crossing is a mostly stable ice bridge 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Leaners, overs and unders everywhere on Twinway between Guyot and South Twin 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Figured I would need the snowshoes somewhere, but nope lugged them as deadweight for 25+ miles straight on our overnight trip, ugh! Did the Bonds the previous day and it was perfect frozen granular conditions for most of the day before getting a little soft in places in the afternoon sun. My friend took out several blowdowns on the Guyot shelter spur and a couple on Twinway but still a lot left to cleanup. Minor drifting of 1-2" over the packed base on the ridge from Guyot to Twinway was the only section that wasn't packed down or frozen granular. Couple minor patches of ice on the scramble and a couple blowdowns in the col on North Twin Spur, down Twinway to the hut was surprisingly good with nice grippy snow and it not being a complete luge track for once. Pretty uneventful down to the river crossing on Gale River Trail, below here the snowpack is pretty much melted away with a decent amount of bare ground showing down to the road and increasing on the ski trail back to Beaver Brook parking area where theres little to no snowpack.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-20 
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