Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $10 in envelope dropped in box at 7 dwarves motel 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Little River was completely bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Had the pleasure of hiking with Max and Blue (and of course my girl, Astrid). We hiked past another beautiful black German Shepherd. Only gorgeous dogs on the trail today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Incredible day! My friend and I started out around 6 following a couple of skiers headed towards Fire Wardens to Hale. Before we passed them we were passed by another gentleman with massive snowshoes who broke out the trail until we caught up to him just shy of the crossing - he had turned around just after crossing Litte River. While I'm sure he was disappointed, I hope he reads this so I can thank him for breaking out the trail as far as he did.

The crossing was completely bridged.

It was now our turn (though it was mostly Astrid who broke trail). We were almost to the scrambles when a couple caught up to us with Blue and then a friend of theirs caught up and joined in. Once we got to the open section we took the lead again until the summit.

Only views of the inside of a cloud on N Twin. My friend headed down along with one of the trio as Astrid and I headed over to S twin. The couple with Blue soon caught up and we all took turns down and then up through the wooded section. We were again joined by another gentleman with his dog Max and we all took turns until the summit.

I was hoping to see signs of life coming from Twinway, but there were no tracks and no people, so I bailed on my Galehead plans and returned the way I came. I didn't want to chance having to break out Gale River.

The hike back was pretty uneventful, but the broken out trail and loose snow on a now decent base helped me fly. I was able to do a little snowshoe-skiing on the steeper parts. We ran into a handful of people between the peaks. From North Twin back, we passed by a number of groups that had only made it to N Twin, including a group that had 10 or so snowshoers and a some butt-sliders who filled in the one bare-booter's post holes pretty good.

A big thank you to the parents of Max and Blue! A MAJOR thank you to Richard and Heidi who agreed to meet me and brave the nasty drive so I didn't have to start alone and for leaving me encouraging messages in the snow on the return route. After breaking out the drifted-over steeps of Carrigain with a friend on Friday and then breaking trail today, I needed all the encouragement I could get :)  
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail: kdoer @ yahoo . com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-06 
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