Ascent of North Twin on 2012-08-04

Climber: François Lefebvre

Others in Party:Met no one on Gale River trail and the road to haystack road was very isolated.
Date:Saturday, August 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4761 ft / 1451 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parking at Haystack road parking. North Twin trail, on this trail met Kyle a nice guy from Boston who was hiking to Guyot camping ground. I had a 40 lbs packing with all my first responder kit and 4 liters of water. Very hot day. It was 30 celsius at Galehead hut on mountain top. Reached North Twin Mtn , then North Twin spur to South Twin Mtn, twinway to Galehead hut were I took a long break (say 45 minutes) and refill water and eat. Very hot day. Then hiked to nearby Galehaed Mtn. Came back to twin way then took Gale River trail to parker at River Loop road. Then walk on the road from that parking to the Haystack road, the road is for the first half a good road, but the second hald it is almost like bushwalking, it is completely covered with high grass. Saw a trail going into the woods to Haystack Mountain but did not go because I was tired, the day was very hot and I was running out of water with a heavy backpack. It was a very solitary road. i met no one. Reached Haystack road and walked 2.5 miles on it to the parking. Another marvelous day, but I must admit, very demanding. I had to drink a lot of water, about 8 liters to stay hydrated.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:16.5 mi / 26.5 km
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2012-08 Twin

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Twin2012-08-04 
2South Twin2012-08-04 
3Galehead Mountain2012-08-04 

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