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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, Fire Wardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Seven Dwarfs Motel - Be sure to bring $10 cash to put in their mailbox. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No water crossings, but beautiful views of the Twin River as you hike up the Twin Trail. If you cross the river, you are going the wrong way. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Handful of major blowdowns, but you can go under, over, or around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our three active dogs - lab/collie mutt, coonhound/lab mutt, westie - loved rolling in the snow on Haystack Road. This was an easy hike, more of a walk in the woods, for them. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Single Gray Liner Glove 
 
Comments
Comments: Hale is a tree-covered summit, but the summit has a big open space to picnic (or feed the gray jays). Despite the lack of summit views, this was a magical hike covered in snow. The empty trees allowed for some great views the Twins, and then the Presidential's. This was a really easy and gradual ascent, which allowed you to enjoy the snowy filled surroundings. With an 8:30am start, there was a nice crust on the snow, so microspikes were perfect. By 10am, we switched to snowshoes for the rest of the ascent and all of the descent because the sun and warmer temps made the snow powdery.  
Name
Name: Tang Team 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jmcend@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-21 
Link
Link: http:// 
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