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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, Firewardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were a few cars in the North Twin Trail lot when we got there but there were a few spaces left. When we got back there were cars parked along the side of the road so it looks like it was full during the day.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We were able to keep our boots dry on the third from lot/first from summit crossing along the North Twin Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was one big blowdown along the abandoned Fire Warden's Trail towards the beginning - able to duck under it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't have a dog and didn't see any either but am guessing it would be OK for trail-tested dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs: The bugs were out but didn't really bother us unless we stopped.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
 
Comments
Comments: Did this one with the Random Group of Hikers. The original plan included West Bond (wanted to clean up a bunch of July stragglers) but we ended up modifying things because I was a straggler today. The trail was dry to the Fire Warden's Trail but there were some muddy spots along the way up to the summit of Hale (which we had to ourselves). Didn't see another hiker until we got to Zealand Hut for water and bathroom break. Leapfrogged some south-bounders and Emily saw a north-bounders that she knew. We also saw Chris Dailey as he was doing his Hut to Hut Traverse. It was warm and sunny with slight breezes at Guyot and South Twin.  
Name
Name: Michael & Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: akafuzzjones@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 
Link
Link: http://www.meetup.com/random-hikers/events/193416042 
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