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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road still closed. From the parking lot just past Zealand Road off 302, it’s 3 miles to the trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopping  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bareboot conditions until about 1/2 mile before the switchbacks. Used spikes until the summit, but due to the afternoon warmth, the snow was slushy and I was still slipping from time to time. Monorail is stable in some spots and unstable in others, especially around water crossings. There were a lot of them of varying degrees but they were all able to cross by rock hopping. Before spikes were needed, the trail was muddy in some places and dry in others. Parts of the trail had running water going down, so the rocks became somewhat slippery.  
Name
Name: Joe Sorrentino 
E-Mail
E-Mail: joesorrentino13@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-03 
Link
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