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
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Beaver Brook Picnic Area ($5 fee). There are bathrooms. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hop-able. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One fallen tree about 1.5 miles in on Gale River Trail is blocking the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Astrid the German shepherd joined us on the hike and lead the way. She had no issues. 
Bugs: None...there was a nice breeze today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We headed out from the Beaver Brook Picnic Area, adding 1.3 miles one way to our route. The day was beautiful with lots of sun and warming temps. We wore beater spikes starting at about 3.5 miles in on Gale River Trail and kept them on until the same spot on our return. One member of our party wore her snow shoes coming down Twinway from South Twin for better traction down the steeps. The monorail held up for all, even though the snow softened a bit in the midday sun. There was very little ice and easily avoidable. Overall, spring conditions were surprisingly good.  
Name: Heidi 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-24 
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