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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur, Frost Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 8, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: new relocation gets rid of the tricky ones 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: great shape! Reroute is so soft and nice on feet 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: could see black flies but wind and cooler tempskept them at bay and did whole hike with out Deet and got no bites 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Driving in at 7:20am I saw a bear in the woods 20 feet off the road about 100 yards from the gale river trail parking lot, on the trail side. Motivated me to keep prehike gearing up to 30 seconds. Never saw him on trail. Being solo I was sure to make some noise by clacking poles on ground as I walked and letting my whistle dangle out of my pack to clank around in early section of trail. Have seen previous report of bear approaching hikers there(but not aggressively) so just be aware they might be more common in this area. Wasn't scary, just would warn hikers not to do things like wearing the lady gaga meat dress or carrying unwrapped peanut butter and honey sandwiches in pockets while hiking to the hut.

Nice cooler temps and a bit cold up top with winds made it feel fall like. Cloud ceiling was around 5400 most of the hike, could see all peaks, barely monroe, but no washington.  
Name
Name: John in NH 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-07-08 
Link
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