Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, Fire Warden's Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Little River Road very busy today. Over 20 cars when we left in the early afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stayed on Herd Path once on the North Twin trail but did observe that the Little River is bridging nicely for those who may opt to cross when hiking to Twins. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape. Well packed along herd path and North Twin. Lots of traffic to the Twins and to Hale today. We were first up the Firewardens Trail and put Snowshoes on above 3K feet. Some fresh powder to pack down (6-8 inches). A few others followed afterwards so the trail now well packed too.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few going to Twins today but not up to Hale. Were eager to hit the Trail in the early AM. 
Bugs: Heh Heh, Nope. Why we Luv Winter hiking. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing to report 
Comments: Cold and crisp. Little or NO wind until the Summit. Even once there, it was maybe 10 mph.
One of those days where you have perfect 'hiking cold' conditions. The FWT Birch Glades and
Sentinel Pines with gorgeous & generous draped snow were 'take you breath away' beautiful
and simply awesome. Snow was clinging to all the branches up to the sky. Just another
Fabulous day to be Out in the Whites :)  
Name: dpe56 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-23 
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