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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Summit Spur, Zeacliff Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: When I arrived at 8:30am the parking lot at the end of Zealand Rd was full and I used the overflow lot. When I returned at 5:30pm there were cars parked along side of the road. The same was true for the Hale Brook trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy. I recommend waterproof shoes if taking Zealand Tr. The swampy area needs about 25 more feet of bog bridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only two blowdowns on Hale Brook Tr. Zeacliff Tr could use a light pruning. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs today. I've been teaching Marlie to stand on the side of the trail as people pass. We've been stopping each time we see people just to be courteous. Thank you to those who say they like dogs or say that I do not have to hold her.  
Bugs
Bugs: Only two black flies on Zealand Mtn. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a bloody handkerchief tied to a branch. Gross! Tried to find blueberries on Lend-A-Hand Tr but only found two. One for me and one for Marlie. Looked like they had already been picked over. 
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day for a long hike. For two mountains with limited views there was alot to see. Zeacliff was amazing as always and Zeacliff pond was well worth the stop.  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 
Link
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