|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hale, South Hale, NH|
||Herd path, North Twin Trail, Firewardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 3, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the end of Little River Road and took the herd path to N. twin tr. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Nothing too bad. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||I started out in bare boots and switched to snowshoes at the start of the warden's trail for stability and televators. The warden's trail was well broken out, as was lend-a-hand. The bushwhack took me through unpacked, but shallow powder and occasional thick stuff. Upon getting up to the ridge, I had a lot of trouble finding the highpoint (the same thing happened the first time I did this summit). There is a big flat area within the same 50 foot interval and I have never looked at enough detail to know exactly where the highest point is. However, persistence paid off.|
If you use my tracks to ascend, there will be two turns, where you want to stay right. I hope I am remembering that right and you will be spared my wandering paths.
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.