Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook XC ski trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail, herd path, Haystack Road, herd path, Little River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Once car at beaver Brook xc ski lot and another at 7 dwarfs motel (left $10 in mailbox) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Little River was challenging. Found a place to cross but had to submerge foot a few inches.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Started at 6 from beaver Brook xc ski area. The trail is very wet for the first quarter mile. We wore exo spikes from start to the Garfield junction. Trace amounts of snow covering rocks, roots and ice. At the hut we changed into microspikes and left these on for the remainder of the day. Up to south twin was not very icy. We were joined by Bill the science guy over to N twin. We were both the only people each other saw up to that point. We parted way and headed down north twin and he went back to south. Trail was icy with a few inches of new snow. Then running water as we approached the river crossing.
We purposely went in this direction, knowing the crossing might be tricky. We also brought garbage bags. After a little bit of searching, we did find a place across a little upstream, and just submerged our foot a little bit. Easy trek out and back to the car. 2 cars in the lot upon our return but never saw the other group that probably hit hale.  
Name: Lauren F 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-31 
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