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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 1, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: easy parking at Beaver Brook and Little River Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: skipped first 2 crossings on North Twin Trail..main crossing needed one big step and had some ice on rocks but no real problem. The fallen trees there come in handy for sure..all the smaller crossings easily hoppable today in low water conditions 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: moved out one blowdown but trails in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw none but no problems for dogs today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Barebooted to the main water crossing on mostly bare trail. Put on spikes there for the crossing and left them on down to the reroute of Gale River Trail. Crossing was interesting but only light water flow .. Moderate rail started pretty soon on the climb to North Twin..narrow in spots but stable..you could walk on the side in many places in a few inches of soft snow. Most snow of the day was between the Twins. Very choppy surface in places..3 feet of snow above 4500 feet or so. Great to run into and chat with Bobcat, Sunshine, and Kris on South Twin and we lingered awhile in the nearly calm winds.. Nice views today. Descent to the hut had pretty solid monorail with stretches of soft blue ice which required some care. Solid monorail with some bare rock to Galehead..decent views up there on the still elevated snowpack.Garfield Ridge trail had some ice and postholes as did upper parts of GaleRiver Trail..easy going on the monorail though in most spots. Easy walk down from the reroute on frozen mud or dry trail. Great day out with Valerie and Bryan  
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdotnet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 
Link
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