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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, Fire Wardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Little River Rd. was plowed out, 4 cars when I headed out, one when I returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One water crossing on Firewarden's Trail was a bit tricky, with thin ice, uneven footing, mud. Just a trickle, but could make one take a spill. All others where step overs. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in excellent shape, one duck under if you are tall 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some tracks from one or more, saw no dogs myself though, looked like the tracks continued with the group heading to N. Twin. 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Not one single wrapper or anything at all (gotta love fresh deep snow) 
 
Comments
Comments: I was the third person to go up today, a friendly couple met me on the herd path to North Twin Trail as they were coming down. They get the hero award for breaking out Hale. Another group had gone up toward's N. Twin before them, they get the honor for breaking trail to the last water crossing. Trail was great on the way up, tried to clean up anything left from the first two up. Some large drifts in the last 150 yards had already filled in, some around 4 feet. Skiers had come in numbers before I headed down and the monorail was lost in a lot of places. One skier I spoke to said it was an "Epic!" day for it. From the end Firewarden's Trail back to the car the trail was in mint condition. Wore snowshoes for all but a short stretch of sledding on the way down.  
Name
Name: Andrew H. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Pearlwich@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-31 
Link
Link: http:// 
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