Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 14, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at 7 Dwarves and paid $10. Don't park at the end of the private road with the bridges like one knuckle head did today. The property owners are very kind to let hikers cross thru their property as well as actually maintain a trail with bog bridges for hikers to use. Don't pi** then off by parking at the end of their driveway!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I had to use garbage bags aka "Willy Wadders" to get across the Little River. Two other hikers I came across said they took off their boots and wadded across...brrr All other crossings were rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is one large tree across the trail right after the summer trailhead. There were other numerous blowdowns that will only require a small saw and are not totally obstructing the trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a mix bag of just about every trail condition imaginable today on the Twins. Welcome to April hiking in the Whites! The trail was mostly free of snow and ice up until the firewarden trail. After that till the water crossing on Little River the snow was about 3 to 4 inches deep but firm enough to bare boot. See water crossing note for Little River. After crossing the river the snow had some reasonable depth to it so the snowshoes went on and stayed on till I got back to the same point. The snow pack was inconsistent with lots of open spots and running water, so beater snowshoes got the job done. Or you could just bare boot it like the 2 guys who parked in the driveway and wadded across the river and sink into wet slushy snow and find all the running water underneath. Once I got up on the ridge near the summit of North Twin and over to South Twin there is a definite mono rail emerging that looks like it's going to be pretty tall. There's still alot of snow up there. So bring your snowshoes or suffer all day sinking through soggy wet snow and slipping off a 4 foot plus mono rail.  
Name: BluecollarHiker  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-14 
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