Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed, toilet paper in the vault toilets FTW! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None, just a lot of branches at face level  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My queen and we saw two other very fluffy and very happy dogs  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my gloves, but found them hours later on Gale River Road on my way back 
Comments: XC trails, road and Gale River trail were pretty well packed. Maybe an inch or two of loose snow but packed underneath. Little more loose snow getting closer to the hut and then onto Galehead but totally doable without snowshoes. Heading up to South Twin was about 2-4 inches of loose snow covering some minor postholes. Little softer. South Twin to North Twin (and back) had about 4-6 inches of loose snow with some deep drifting. I chose to leave my snowshoes at the Gale River trailhead after seeing what the trail looked like and have zero regrets. Barefooted comfortably in my trail runners with zero traction all day. Saw two people with snowshoes on the Twins and another person with just spikes who did Galehead and just South Twin. Spikes/snowshoes might be helpful for the climb up to South Twin and the North Twin spur if that’s what you’d prefer as it’s still a little soft and drifty but it’s well broken out and postholing wasn’t an issue. This was my dog and I’s 115th peak this winter season and the views were dreamy.  
Name: Btches on Ridges 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-20 
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