Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One tree trunk to climb over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I barebooted Zealand Rd then put spikes on until I got back down to the road. I was the first up since yesterday's snow and there was 1.5" of light fluffy snow down low with 3.5" near the summit. There was a solid base underneath but today's temps were well below freezing so I didn't need to put on my snowshoes but you will want them if it warms up. There was plenty of snow to cover all rocks (except at the river crossings) but I still wore an older pair of spikes. That was fine on the way up but I did slip in 3 places on the way down due to some ice beginning to form underneath the new snow. It wasn't enough of a concern for me to switch to newer spikes even though I had them with me but if I were going again I would start off with my sharper spikes.  
Name: Rick Simmons 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-02 
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