Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Twinway, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gale River Trailhead lot was about 1/2 full at 8:30. The parking lot was about equally full on return to the car. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rock-hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A handful of downed trees. Most can be stepped over or under. At least one was a big enough block that a detour around had developed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitos were starting to swarm in the parking lot. Bug spray largely kept them at bay for the day (or they were only ever localized to the parking lot), and then they re-manifested at the end of the hike. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We went up to Gale Hut, then South Twin, then North Twin, and then returned.

Bare-booted most of the trail on largely rocky, dirty, muddy trail. There was intermittent snow/ice up to Gale Hut that was bare-bootable. The snow/ice up to South Twin was dicier, but only urged light traction on the way down. Between North and South twin, there were section going downhill in both directions where spikes helped, but the conditions frequently changed between being better with boots and being better with light traction.

Lots of wet rock and lots of rogue patches of ice.  
Name: Human Biped 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-19 
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