Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road closed - it’s a lovely walk to the trailhead. :-) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Almost snow-bridged, easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: n/a 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: n/a 
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: 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. :-)  
Name: TheGingerHiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-03 
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