Old Hubbard Rd

Twin Mountain Ride and 1st time sled mounted GPS use w/trailmaps

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Group of us from Meredith decided to try and go sledding this past weekend. We did not feel like traveling to Pittsburg (4+ hour ride) so we looked at the NH snow depth map and decided that Twin Mountain area looked good. I contacted the Twin Mountain snowmobile Club and they said the upper elevations were very good and lower elevations were ok. That was very true!! We dropped at Fabians and headed toward Berlin. We tried to stay North east as we rode as the NH depth map stated that area was best. We had 80 miles of perfect trails and about 20 miles of iffy trail riding. The iffy part came as we left Berlin and headed slightly west toward Twin Mountain, forgetting that we should have stayed east. I usually enjoy not back tracking and enjoy trying different trails both going out and coming back. We ran into about 20 sleds the entire day. No one was out. Weather was perfect. It was raining in Meredith area when we left for Twin Mtn. The Fish & Game were definitely out as they pinch one member of our group on one of the straight aways. I used my new GPS and its downloaded trail maps. It worked pretty well. I few operator errors but over all it was nice knowing where we were and where the trails would lead you and connect to other trails. The adjustable mounting bracket for the GPS that is mounted on my sled was perfect. The GPS never moved. The accuracy of the trails was amazingly good. I did not expect them to be that good. Its also nice to come home and download the info onto your computer and see where you went, what speeds, how long you were out riding and how long many miles you did riding verses sitting still. I look forward to experimenting more with the unit. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Dino@RealEstateMan.com

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From your description of the Twin Mountain trails, I'd guess you used Cherry Mountain Road trail out of the Fabyans parking lot and then grabbed C12 to Berlin. Glad you trip worked out okay, well, except for the warden. (was that on C12?)

Were you using the BackwoodsGPS maps? I found them to be very accurate there. If you are using the Backwoods map take a look at the Select Optional Trail Color and Style feature. I went to the 5 color wide option and it made the trails much more visible while riding. Something else to consider is the topo map you're using with the trail map.

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From your description of the Twin Mountain trails, I'd guess you used Cherry Mountain Road trail out of the Fabyans parking lot and then grabbed C12 to Berlin. Glad you trip worked out okay, well, except for the warden. (was that on C12?)

Were you using the BackwoodsGPS maps? I found them to be very accurate there. If you are using the Backwoods map take a look at the Select Optional Trail Color and Style feature. I went to the 5 color wide option and it made the trails much more visible while riding. Something else to consider is the topo map you're using with the trail map.

I think that is what we did. The warden was hiding near a street known as rt 2 and it was very close to a trail crossing the road with a fire station or public works facility. That nice long stretch that is very tempting to punch it!!!

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