I chose the warmer day of the weekend to hike these two mountains and it did feel warm compared to Saturday’s subzero temperatures! This hike was sort of a make up from my failed Galehead attempt last February where I missed the reroute and continued along the old path. I hiked North Twin last winter with a group and we decided not to continue to South Twin so it was nice to complete these two in one day. I was amazed to only see one other person on the trail all day because it was a perfect winter hiking day; clear skies, no wind and temperatures in the twenties.
I hiked 13.6 miles from 7:30am – 3pm starting at the Beaver Brook ski trail, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, Twinway with microspikes to start then snowshoes the rest of the day. For future reference, it’s about 1.2 miles to the trailhead using the Beaver Brook ski trail and then 1.7 miles to the reroute
Trailhead at Gale River Loop Road
South Twin from Galehead Hut and Another Solo Hiker
Galehead Mountain from Galehead Hut
Galehead Peak, ho hum
South Twin Mountain Cairn
Galehead from South Twin Mountain