|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hale, NH|
||Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 3, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Road closed - it’s a lovely walk to the trailhead. :-) |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Almost snow-bridged, easy to cross. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||PLEASE WEAR YOUR SNOWSHOES! Hale Brook Trail is soft and unconsolidated and there were some knee/thigh high post holes above 3000 feet. The narrow sideslope section could definitely use some snowshoe love to make it safer.|
A couple of booters mucked it up all the way to the summit and they appear to have gone the way of Lend-a-Hand. Saw a mix of bareboot and snowshoe tracks from Fire Warden’s. Saw just boots towards Lend-a-Hand. I wore snowshoes as did one other person about 1/2 hour after me. Someone barebooted and mucked up the starter snowshoe tract for about 6/10ths of a mile from the Hale Brook lot before they turned around. I did my best to smooth it on my way out. I also did my best to hug the up-slope side along the sketchy narrow sideslope section to start a flatish track thru there. Thank you to “Brenda” for helping start a soft track by coming along after me.
Now,,, all you snowshoers get out there and give Hale Brook some more love and put down a solid track. :-)
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.