Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: NorthTwin Trail, bushwhacks, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both Haystack and Gale River roads are open. Lots of room to park. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy to rock hop. The one major crossing on the N. Twin Trail we used our water shoes and went downstream a little to where the river is wider and not as deep or fast. We were able to cross on rocks with 2-3 inches of water going over them. The water was not that cold!! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We barebooted up the North Twin trail keeping the river on our right. At about 2 miles we came to the one river crossing where we took off our shoes and pant legs and used water shoes to cross. It was not difficult and surprisingly not too cold. We were able to bare boot all the way to the summit of North Twin. Microspikes were used to continue on to South Twin. There were sections of ice and monorail but the snow was very hard due to the cold temperatures. Kept micro spikes on to the hut and also out and back to Galehead. Again there is not a lot of snow but there is a monorail. Going down we finally took the spikes off once we reached the Gale River Trail. Lot of running water in all the trails, like little streams. All river crossings were manageable. It rained, snowed, hailed and was sunny today. Great day to be out hiking.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-25 
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