Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 30, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Rt 3 across from Gale River entrance. Plenty of parking there and at Garfield entrance 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No big problems with water crossing. The lower ones on Garfield trail are not fully frozen. So it is best to test the ice before putting your weight on it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The roads going to and from the hiking trails are quite slick. I bare booted up to the normal gale river parking lot but then put micro spikes on there and then wore them until I came out on the road at the Garfield parking lot.

The snow on twin way is getting deep between South Twin and North Twin. Snow shoes there will be a must soon. Most trails above 3000 feet are starting to get smooth. There were still a few holes coming down South Twin. Ice was not an issue. Micro spikes were good everywhere today. Fast day with light snow throughout.  
Name: Little Brown Mushroom 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-12-30 
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