Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand rd walk... 2.5 miles one way. There’s actually some pretty views. Didn’t mind it.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Strategy involved. They were flowing strong. Ice bridge on 2nd major water crossing collapsed under me.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was actually a pretty tough hike. 2 miles up honestly felt like eight. The water crossings definitely involves some strategy and I fell into the second one because the ice bridge broke… Fortunately I was expecting it to happen so I was prepared and able to brace myself. The woman crossing after me was not so lucky and she hurt her knee. Walking up to the first water crossing… Almost a mile and you can pretty much get away with bear boots. After that you definitely need spikes and honestly I was really wishing I brought my snow shoes… I was in a grumpy mood and ended up leaving them in my car and was willing to turn back if need be… And I almost dead. The snow is still almost waist deep in areas once you get past the first water crossing. Lots of post holes. Summit was very muddy. Well there are no views from the summer be sure to look up as you are just sending because you will get beautiful views of Mount Washington through the trees.  
Name: Laura 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-10 
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