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Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack road is in great condition for a dirt road, my low clearance car was fine. I was the 5th car at 5:30am. Lot was full with a half dozen parked roadside when I left at noon. FYI road construction on Rt 3 just east of haystack rd. I Opted to head home through Franconia as the bumper to bumper line looked like a long wait.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Took the herd path to avoid the first 2 crossings. 3rd was rock hoppable, but take your time. Long legs and trekking poles helped.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the way up N Twin. One was either a high step over or a low duck under. (I chose over due to my 70L pack) A large area of blowdowns Just off the south side of N twin. Looks like they’ve been there awhile due to the well established herd path going around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few happy puppers! Should be a good trail for them although smaller ones may need a boost in a few spots ascending N twin, and maybe a lift for the water crossing.  
Bugs
Bugs: Surprisingly mild! Three black flies found me on the summit of South twin, but they are no longer with us if you catch my drift.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day!
The trail was in great shape. Minor mud here and there but no problems.

The herd path to avoid crossings 1&2 was easy to follow. 3rd crossing wasn’t bad, just take your time.

The bugs were surprisingly mild which was nice after getting eaten alive on the Kinsmans a week ago.

Views from both peaks were incredible! South twin has to be one of the best vantage points I’ve seen in the Whites- great views of Garfield, Franconia Ridge, the Pemi, the Presi’s... just incredible.

I met a bunch of wonderful climbers today, all friendly and loving every minute on the trails. One fellow on the summit of S Twin had camped out at Guyot and came up for the sunrise (if you’re reading this, email me the pictures!)

I made it back to my car and started home about 10 minutes before the skies opened up. Hope everyone that was still out stayed safe!

These two make it 20/48 for me!
Link to video below
 
Name
Name: Woodman Worldwide 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Woodmanworldwide5@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-27 
Link
Link: http://youtu.be/ACDGYtAPVS8 
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