|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, NH|
||Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, January 19, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||A great deal of activity on the parking lot across from Zealand Campground but plenty of space. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All bridged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Great day for Pepper & Cinnilla. Long - but easy trails for the dogs, relatively mild temperatures and protected from the wind for most of the day. |
|Lost and Found:
||A few inches of fresh snow on the road made driving conditions treacherous in the early morning but the snow was a nice addition to the trails. |
Georg, John and I bare-booted to the Hale Brook trailhead where we put on snowshoes and kept them on for the rest of the day. A few hikers ahead of us had packed the trails and made our work easier.
All trails are in excellent condition and perfect for snowshoeing.
Lots of traffic to Zealand Hut - Zealand road and Zealand trail are well packed down.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.