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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Road is open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easy  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one blowdown on the Garfield Ridge Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be no problem 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Garfield trail water crossings were easy, just watch for glazed ice on rocks early in the morning. The trail is bare, wet, some ice, and ground cover snow until heading up to the switchbacks were it is snow and ice. Garfield Ridge Trail has snow and ice in spots, the steep 'waterfall' section of the trail below the campsite is icy so use care. Frost Trail has snow with old tiny spots of monorail. Twinway has ice and thin snow on the boulders with bare spots down low then turns to snow, monorail. North Twin Spur Trail has a monorail in most spots, narrow in places but not awful when you slip off the sides. Gale River Trail starts off with a mix of snow, ice, and rocks and quickly becomes bare ground. I bypassed the new reroute section and hiked the old section, water crossings were easy.  
Name
Name: chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-05-01 
Link
Link: http://whitemountainimages.blogspot.com/2012/04/garfield-galehead-south-north-twin.html 
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