|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH|
||Snowmobile trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, North Twin Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 17, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Haystack Road closed. Some room to park at end of Little River Road. |
||Wet Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Slush, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bushwacked to avoid first two crossing. Last snowbridge is unstable and collapsed under one of our group (although this would be hard to see). Crossing via some blowdowns right at official crossing was easy and given the high water the only safe way we could find to cross |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Leave the tree bridge! |
|Lost and Found:
||A gorgeous day and a beautiful hike, but one that could have ended poorly. It's never fun to see someone disappear under the ice. Luckily we were able to get him out in short order, change clothes, and find a suitable route across the robust Little River.|
No snow down low, just mud and slushy ice and some standing water in the bushwhack, which was easily followed. After the crossing the snow got deeper and snowshoes are necessary to keep from postholing, although even with snowshoes we occasionally broke through. Monorail forming. Bare rock on top, but deep soft snow between. Gorgeous views of the Pemi and to the north and Presi's the latter with a wonderful undercast in the morning. Great way to finish the 48. Thanks Joe!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.