Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at 5 corners. Risky parking just off 3 near the gate at Haystack Road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some very eye opening crossings of both the Little River and Gale River. The snow/ice bridges are solid now, but probe them to see exactly where the solid might be.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Quite a few blow downs. All pretty easy to get around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Awesome bluebird day. Cold as to be expected in NH mid Feb. In case you weren't aware (like me) the access to the Twins from the end of Little River Road is closed. The property owners have closed hiker access. Backtracked a little and parked next to US3. Followed Haystack Rd. to the North Twin Trailhead and started our traverse there. Up to the summit of North Twin, iffy whether you would want to bare boot or snowshoe. From the North Summit to the hut, up Galehead and out the Garfield Ridge and Gale River Trails is hard packed and solid on the monorail. Spikes all that's needed

There is a section down low which is about 1/2 mile long and massively postholed many moose. Passing that section seemed like it could have been walking on an asteroid surface, it was so rough. Some tough animals!!  
Name: Al-X 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-11 
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