Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 13, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Seven Dwarfs, $10. Happy to help support a small local business that welcomes hikers. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I used waders to cross the Little River about 100 or so feet upstream from the trail crossing. It looked like a feasible (wadeable) crossing about 100 feet or so downstream of the trail crossing. It didn't look like there was a feasible rock hop, YMMV. Interesting how the character of the river at this area can change from year to year. The other, minor, crossings were straightforward rockhops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns (size measurements just an estimate): an 8" softwood and a 15" hardwood about a tenth of a mile in from the trailhead; an 8" birch leaner, a 10" softwood, and a 6" birch at about 2820'; a 6" birch at 3000'; a 7" birch at 3280'; a softwood partly on trail at 3390', could be trimmed. The upper few tenths of the North Twin Trail, and the Outlook Spur, could use some judicious trimming. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs seem on the trails today. They might find the snow-covered areas a bit tedious, and would need to use caution crossing the Little River. 
Bugs: None of note. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing of note. 
Comments: Followed the "winter route" starting at Seven Dwarfs, Little River Road, crossing the two private bridges on the private road, and the private woods road (thank you, landowner!) to the USFS Haystack Road to the North Twin trailhead. Lower part of trail was in okay shape, including the new relocation. Snow started in earnest at about 3600 feet, and was fairly consistent to the summit (with a few bare areas). Snow was mostly supportive today. Perhaps as much as 3 feet deep in some areas, but mostly less. Barebooted up the snow and ice, mostly using old footprints or the occasional bare rock, but opted for rock spikes for the descent.  
Name: PeterC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-13 
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