Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Firewardens Trail, herd path, North Twin Trail, Haystack Road, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped at the end of Zealand Road 1 car parked at campground,1 vehicle at winter parking lot diagonal to Zealand Road. Picked up at Little River Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing on Hale Brook Trail rock hoppable, second crossing still ice and snow bridged. The small crossing on N Twin herdpath was flowing pretty good but rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown on HBT at 3600 feet,easy walkunder. On Firewardens Trail a few blowdowns easy stepovers and one ax worthy walk around at about 3500 feet  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today 
Bugs: No  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Perfect day for Mt Hale.Zealand Road while still closed is virtually snow free and the dirt section to Hale Brook Trail is solid. Hale Brook Trail has a postholed but solid monorail at upper elevations. I was able to use micros until the second crossing then snowshoes until about about 2400 feet descending on Firewardens Trail. The side sloping section of HB Trail wasnt bad and at times the path divided into 3 tracks. The Firewardens Trail had much less postholing and monorail/track was in much better shape. Barebooted out to Little River Road  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-28 
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