North and South Twin

Hiked North and South Twin on August 3, 2014. These were peaks 488 and 489 towards completing “The Grid over 60”. Got to the Gale River Parking lot at the same time as Tim Lucia and his Golden Retriever Gryffin. We hiked together up to Galehead Hut. He was going to hike Galehead and then over to Garfield.

Tim and Gryffin at Galehead Hut
Tim and Gryffin at Galehead Hut

After taking a break at the hut, Tim went over to Galehead and I hiked the steep climb up to South Twin. The views were a little hazy but still good enough for a picture.

Looking towards the Franconia Ridge from South Twin
Looking towards the Franconia Ridge from South Twin

I didn’t linger long on South Twin as I wanted to beat the predicted afternoon showers and thunderstorms. I headed over to North Twin where I took a few pictures and ate a sandwich (PBJ).

Looking towards Francinia Ridge and Garfield from North Twin
Looking towards Franconia Ridge and Garfield from North Twin
The top of the cairn at the North Twin viewpoint
The top of the cairn at the North Twin viewpoint

After eating my sandwich I went back to South Twin and down to the hut where I took another short break and then headed back down the Garfield Ridge trail and the Gale River trail. At the junction there was a strange sight that I hadn’t noticed on the way up in the morning.

Sunglasses on a tree at the junction of the Gale River trail and the Garfield Ridge trail
Sunglasses on a tree at the junction of the Gale River trail and the Garfield Ridge trail

Only 87 left to go to finish “The Grid over 60”.

 

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