Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room in the Gale River trailhead parking. This lot can fill up on good weekend days. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All brook crossings on the Gale River Trail were easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in generally good condition. There are a few trees crossing high above the Gale Brook Trail. Plenty of room to walk under today. May be a problem with a snowpack. The North Twin Spur has lots of significant mud. Trail improvements to rectify this problem that seems to always exist during the non-snow season would improve the hiking experience. Some trimming of the evergreen boughs is needed on the North Twin Spur. One of the log bridges on the Gale River trail above the upper terminus on the relocation has been partially wiped out. Easy to get by without the bridge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. Expect the dog fur to be muddy. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Mud on all trails. The worst in on the North Twin Spur where you should expect muddy footwear. If you're lucky, you may be able to avoid a boot sucking mud experience. There are some mud-covered rocks and small sticks in the mud to help avoid sinking in. Many of these rocks are disguised in a mud coating.
Although the Twinway from the hut to South Twin is steep, the footing is generally secure (no loose rocks).
Some of the ledges are wet but they did not seem to be slippery.
Great views from the Twins. Not so much from Galehead.
Saw Turtleheads on the side of the Gale River Trail. Also, Goldenrod in bloom. Saw some Moutain Ash berries.
Lots of hikers out today including AT thru hikers, Pemi loopers, Dartmouth freshman group, and day hikers with varying itinerary.
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-09-01 
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