Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 2, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road closed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All good 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lots of new snow up high. Started on Route 3 with 1 inch of new snow. Bare booted to the summer parking lot.

Wore snowshoes from there on. Snow built up to 3-5 inches in the Galehead hut area and 5-12 inches as I climbed South Twin. There were weird shark fin drifts across the top of Twin way and consistency of snow is grainy. I broke twinway out to North Twin and then retraced my steps. It was broken out well but wind was picking up on the way down and I did not see any one else.

Twinway heading to Zealand is not broken out. Gale River Trail and Gale Head had several other visitors today and was well broken out. I did not cross over to Garfield as Garfield Ridge Trail was not broken out and I was pretty done in by the time I got back to there. Overcast on all the summits today.  
Name: Little Brown Mushroom 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-03-02 
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