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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, bushwhack, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Firewardens Trail, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 1 other car @9am, 2 @3pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Was hoping to do N, S Twin instead, but Little River is not crossable without a crotch to chest deep wade through a 15-30' wide raging torrent of water, which I wasn't interested in doing solo. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs
Bugs: Blackflies and mosquitoes are both managable compared to other sections of the whites such as getting swarmed at appalachia on tuesday  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: After deciding that I couldn't cross the Little River, I bushwhacked up towards S Hale w/a slight offset on the bearing to the NE to hit the Lend-a-hand tr. I slightly overshot my bearing so came out about .25-.5mi N of S Hale and decided to just do Hale and not search for the summit canister considering that I forgot to bring any food for today. Monorail starts at about 3500' and is somewhat patchy all the way to the summit, similar on the descent for which I put on microspikes, but deeper pockets due to being the NW side of the mountain. Saw 0 people today, and am ready for the rest of the monorail to disappear.  
Name
Name: Whitefang 
E-Mail
E-Mail: elijah.schreiber@uvm.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-28 
Link
Link: http:// 
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