Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked just down the street from Zealand Road. I arrived around 8:30 and the lot was mostly full of Snowmobile trailer and trucks. I would suggest a bit earlier or not much later. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple but mostly frozen over. No issues getting across 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One tree down on Zealand Road but easily able to walk around it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: This was an easy warm up walk to get to the trail head. Mostly packed single tracks the whole way. Hale Brook trail was also packed and I started the accent with no spikes or snowshoes. However, half mile or so in. I was losing grip and burning energy as it was like walking on beach sand. Strapped the snowshoes on and up I went. Some post holes as there were a few people not using snowshoes but oh well. Try to stick to the actual beaten path. Just a couple inches off and you are going to sink to your knee. Snowshoes or not.  
Name: Summit Sipper 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-01 
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