Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Trudeau rd which is plowed. Got a lift to Little River rd. The Seven Dwarves is plowed. There were also about five cars parked across the street.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Both the crossings on North Twin and Gale River trails were easily crossed.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of branches hanging into the trail due to heavy, wet snow, but otherwise in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I didn't see any today and I wouldn't bring any up until it gets a little colder. The wet, heavy snow is going to fall up on their fur and in their feet. 
Bugs: Saw quite a few fliers in the warm air.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trip through the woods over to kickback Road was easy. Barefooted and the road itself. Opted for snowshoes at the start of the north twin Trail, but could probably have booted to the water crossing. Met a group of maybe 11 people heading up north twin, so the trail was fairly turned up. Still quite a few rock, mud, and water. There was one person in front of me after that, and I caught him at Treeline. Broke out the remaining 10th of a mile to North twin and the first third of a mile to South twin. I ran into two people coming my way . South twin to the end was a packed highway. The snow was wet and heavy and fed up on my snow shoes most of the day which made for a tiring hike. Lost the shoes and booted the last 2 miles or so and the road to my car. Gorgeous view from the summit.  
Name: Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-11 
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