|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH|
||North Twin Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Guyot Tentsite Spur, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Fire Wardens Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 24, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty. Easy. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossed Little River ascending on North Twin Trail, about 1.9 miles from Haystack Rd parking, in bare feet, pants rolled up knee high. Air temperature was in high 40s, water felt rapid and too cold to stand for 10 seconds. Rocks were slippery. Poles were must. A pair of crocs would have worked well. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||On trails from Guyot to Zealand to Hale to Haystack Rd: some trees or branches were down (likely due to the 30+ mph wind overnight) on trails. |
|Lost and Found:
||North Twin, South Twin, Guyot, Zealand, Hale (2 day counter clockwise loop, start/finish at North Twin Trailhead, camp at Guyot Tentside)|
Haystack Rd parking, North Twin Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, Guyot Tentsite spur, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Fire Wadden's Trail, North Twin Trail, Haystack Rd parking
On 23rd, from North Twin, South Twin to Guyot Tentsite. Foggy and windy. Rocks and roots were wet. Signs were clear. Other than the bare-foot river crossing, mostly uneventful.
On 23rd night, camped at Guyot Tentsite. Sprint water was plenty. Newly built shelter can hold 12. Six tent platforms. 1 privy. 3 bear cases and 1 long bench as kitchen area, near the water spring and the shelter
On 24th, from Guyot Tentsite to Guyot, Zealand, Hale, and back to Haystack Rd. Light rain and gusty. Temperature dropped quickly in afternoon while descending Hale. Rain covers and ponchos were good to keep backpacks dry. Rocks and roots were very wet and slippery. Trails were muddy. Poles and boots were must.
||Arthur GONG |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.