Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Pond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed at gate just south of the bridge crossing after the Sugarloaf trailhead. The bank collapsed on the Zealand River has resulted in a drop off at the edge of Zealand Road. Parking is allowed on only one side of the road (marked by signs). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All brooks easily crossed on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great job on Hale Brook Trail. Many trees cut so there were no obstructions. Also, water diversion trenches were cleaned out. Installation of rock and log water bars on the Hale Brook Trail should help slow down the erosion on the Hale Brook Trail. Lend-a-Hand trail has many bog bridges in good condition and essentially no obstructions. The Zealand Pond Trail had a few downed trees that were easy to get by. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Trails fine for dogs 
Bugs: None on the trails. A few on Zealand Road. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Met many hikers on Hale Brook Trail. Saw three groups of long distance hikers on the Lend-a-Hand Trail. Nobody at Zealand Falls Hut and Zealand Trail was odd. Had limited views on the shoulder of Mt Hale on the Hale Brook Trail just below the summit. Some views from the Lend-a-Hand Trail in an open ledge area. Water level is low in pond by the Zealand Pond Trail - Twinway junction.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-14 
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