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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Unnamed trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, Firewardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the end of Little River Road. Room for about half a dozen cars, but there is a new snowback in the way due to overnight parked cars and morning plowing activity. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable via this route (did not cross Little River, which appeared to be partially snow bridged). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: From the end of Little River Road, I took the bridge over Little River, then took an immediate left onto the normal herd path/old trail which now has a "Trail" sign. There was about 2 inches of fresh powder on it this morning, making for good snowshoeing. The short stretch of Haystack Road was packed out by snowmobiles.
The North Twin Trail was also good snowshoeing, as was the herd path after crossing 1, which drops into to a frozen brookbed to avoid the nasty sidehill portion.
The Firewardens Trail was packed out by snowshoers, making for smooth sailing on snowshoes. About 2-4" of fresh powder. Though the snowpack in a few places has been hurt due to recent weather, it's still a good 3 to 4 feet deep up high.
Signs of recent activity on both Hale Brook and Lend-A-Hand, as well as North Twin Trail (only a few tracks on the latter two).  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-28 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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