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, April 3, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing on Gale river is not bridged but easily rock hoppable. Everything else is bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Gale River Trail is in great shape - very little post holing. It made for an easy ascent after the overnight deep freeze. Mashed potatoes coming down - wore snowshoes. Galehead frost trail also in the same great shape. Heading up to South Twin was a bit frustrating due to large and frequent post holing. The snow had a breakable crust around the post holes which got warm, then froze in place, which made trying to fill it in next to impossible, even though under the crust the snow is soft. There were sections of decent trail interspersed with post holes to north twin, though once past south twin the crust gave way to softer snow, but those post holes are frozen in place and here to stay until the snow melts. It turned out to be a beautiful day and I didn't see a soul on the trail all day. Glad to have these done for April.  
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail: kdoer @ yahoo . com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-03 
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