Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road was barricaded at Sugarloaf 2 Campground. Parking is along one side of the road before the barricade, there are signs to indicate. There is a roadwalk on paved road from there to the Sugarloaf Trail parking, maybe 1/10 of a mile. Then a 1.5 mile dirt/gravel roadwalk to the Hale Brook Trail parking/trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Hale Brook is low enough to hop rocks without getting wet. Lend-a-Hand bog bridges were fine, one of them needs a little repair. Bridges along Zealand Falls trail are in great shape. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hale Brook trail seemed great. One step-over blowdown on Lend-a-hand, very manageable. Good signage and blazing throughout. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I encountered a few, they were all well under control.  
Bugs: A mosquito or two, and the roadwalk back to the car featured annoying, non-biting blackflies.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A very quick, non-threatening encounter with a bear on the Zealand Falls trail, soon after passing the Ethan Pond Trail. The bear was clambering out of a pond, and made a quick departure from my location. I guess it didn't like my singing.  
Name: Big Will 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-26 
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