|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hale, NH|
||Unnamed trail, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, Firewardens Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, January 28, 2017|
|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. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hoppable via this route (did not cross Little River, which appeared to be partially snow bridged). |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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).
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.