Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, Mt. Garfield, Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Osseo Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 1, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: bushwack up east side of Little River clear of snow with established path for the last 1/2 mile 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All major crossings on N.Twin trail can be avoided, Blowdowns on last crossing over Little River make a conveniant bridge. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Packed smooth trail with the following exceptions: areas of drifted snow on the twins and Garfield.

Garfield Ridge West has one or two sets of tracks in unconsolidated slush, The eastern section was packed.

Very hard thin Ice on the ledges below North Lafyette require crampons. Full winter conditions on the northern part of the ridge, becoming more spring-like with bare rock on the southern slopes of Lincoln. Little Haystack to Liberty Springs Jct. was fairly well packed with some unconsolidated drifts.

Osseo Trail is becoming very icy and the ladders may require crampons in the future.  
Name: Mike Foster 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-02 
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