Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Loop is open. Plenty of parking at the trailhead. No bathrooms. Use Beaver Brook Picnic Area before turning onto Gale River Loop.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one on Gale River. I think the area between South and North would be tough for a dog right now.  
Bugs: Out in droves in the afternoon at the parking area. Black flies and mosquitoes.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We barebooted all the way to North (!) with the exception of a short segment on the climb up to South. There is plenty of snow between the peaks, but spikes weren’t necessary (you could use them if you wanted). We donned rock spikes at North Twin and wore them back to South, just for expediency. Removed them around the summit of South and then donned them again for the descent off of South. Kept them on for about a half mile and then used careful foot placement and rocks. All snow disappears right around the junction of Gale River and Garfield Ridge.  
Name: WanderingSoules 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-18 
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