Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Fire Warden's Trail, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample space in the Zealand winter lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 3rd crossing of Little River was solidly bridged. Everything else either bridged or easy step-overs / rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails easy to follow. Limited headroom on sections of the Twinway between South Twin and the Bondcliff junction, thanks to a surprisingly healthy amount of snowpack. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Trails were in good shape for dogs. Encountered one unleashed German Shepherd that attempted to nip at me. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: All trails listed were nicely broken out. Zealand Road and Zealand Trail (to hut) were hard-packed; microspikes would work fine. Other trails were packed-powder highways, with a bit of drifting in places- perfect for snowshoes. I kept snowshoes on from car to car, for convenience and televators. Occasional postholes on the Twinway between South Twin and Bondcliff junction, but nothing too bothersome. Fire Warden's Trail had a bit of creative routing, cutting a switchback directly through the birch glades, but I was happy to follow this tracked-out path of least resistance!  
Name: Jason 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-04 
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