Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of spots at Galehead and Haystack road lots around 7:30am and 2pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossing on North Twin trail lead to wet feet for everyone we saw cross. Plan on removing your shoes or having west ones for a while. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: It looks like a lower part of North Twin trail is being rerouted with pink tags everywhere. Otherwise things look good. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only a couple, all were friendly. 
Bugs: A lot of bugs. We managed not to need nets or spray, but had to keep moving. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a point-to-point hike from the Galehead lot up to the hut, tagging Galehead, heading up to the Twins and down North Twin trail. The climb up to Galehead hut is fast and in very good condition. It's wet, but nothing that causes any real slippage with decent shoes. The trip up to Galehead from the hut is also in good shape but does have a few wet or slick spots that are easy to walk through.

Climbing up to South Twin was very dry, but the North Twin spur got very, very muddy and needed decent foot placement in a bunch of places. Surprisingly the trip down the steep section of North Twin Trail was way drier than expected. The one big crossing got our feet wet but was safely navigated. If you're going up from Haystack road plan on bringing a change of shoes.

Overall a perfect day to get in a point to point hike despite the bugs and scattered wet spots. Travel the route with confidence but plan to get muddy and wet.  
Name: Chad 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-07-05 
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