Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Southwest Twin, Galehead Mountain, NH
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, bushwhack, Frost Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Last spot in the lot at 0650. about 1/4 mile of cars on the way out on the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues crossing little river, had crocs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One larger blowdown about 0.5 in on NTT. It's been chopped on one side so it is not impeding movement, though the other side could definitely come out as its blocking most of the foot bed. A handful about 0.5 after the crossing, 3 at most. North Twin Spur could greatly benefit from a hair cut, its very car wash like. I cannot believe the amount of brushing contrasted on the Twinway off S Twin. You could drive a car down it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a pair of gloves on the bushwhack, burtons, rainbow/multi colored. Probably when I was thrashing about for fun. 
Comments: A FINE day in George Van Dykes... and Henrys Woods. Southwest Twin completes the Trailwrights 72 peak list for me (sans the hours with TW). Tired of having this hanging chad, and today was the day. I departed North Twin like a rocket sled on rails. I passed eleven long haired friends of Jesus who where in a chartreuse school micra-bus for a trip. Made scintillating work of North Twin, stopping by the true summit on the spur, where some guy thought I wanted to hear his call on speaker phone, and the same to South Twin. The usual Davis Path mudbath section was pretty dry, surprising. I also find it comical that I lost my house key, and my gloves today, but I could remember the exact spot in the summer of 2017 I pooped off the trail. Go figure. Anyways - I went to a series of bog bridges, and at about the fourth one I liked the woods so I suited up. I had passed a solo hiker early on in my rage hike pace who then came up on me at my launch point. HIKING ROYALTY! The one and only Snowflea! Some would say I am a Queen, but she truly is.. :) Thanks for your pep talk, because aside from my initial crashing through conifers, the trip was an absolute dream. On a scale of Muise to Anderson, it's about a Stub Hill for openness with a sprinkle of Kancamaugus mixed in. I found a dream seam on the ingress and egress. 90% of it was varying levels of wide open I felt. The ridgeline is not your friend. I found no evidence of animals at all but a faint herd path. Southerly side to col, northerly side after. Col to summit was pokiest and thickest of the day but nothing like Anderson or Bemis. Lots of familiar names in the register. I have basically been bushwhacking since winter began and am largely desensitized to most conditions, so my comments reflect that. Twinway-Summit-Twinway in about 1h35 minutes. Screaming. On the way out I panicked and "accidentally" headed over to Galehead because it was too nice a day to go home. Great trail conditions through all trails (and whacks) listed. I did not have to utilize my hoochie-daddy short shorts to get a ride, thankfully, back to Haystack.  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-15 
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