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: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Beaver Brook parking lot is a year-round fee area. Either $5 or volunteer a lot and then you get a free annual sticker!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The main water crossing has little to no bridge remaining; water levels are low so it was fine today.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing that appears to be new.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing today.  
Comments: You will definitely want your snowshoes for the 1.3 miles between the two Twins; the snow is deep and the sun is warm. I was happy to snowshoe that section as I watched more than a half dozen non snowshoers struggling with soft and slippery snow, and lots of postholes. It was definitely worth carrying them, to sail through this section.
Other than that, the snowpack is firm (currently). It seems that the postholes, on the 0.8 mile ascent from the Hut to South Twin, have decided to use their powers for good and have become firm steps. While the temperatures are low this is a terrific plan!
Twinway headed to Guyot is very nicely packed down and there are definitely tracks headed toward Garfield.
Lots of people out enjoying the sunny but windy weather!  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-08 
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