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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: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Rd is still closed (see comments). Plenty of parking on 302 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were easy rock hopes 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape (baring erosion). One or two small leaners. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 5-6. Good trail for dogs except for the last pitch where if they stepped off the packed snow they would posthole a bit. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Zealand Rd, while still gated is in excellent shape. Could be opened tomorrow (at least up the Hale) if the Forest Service wanted to. There were attendants in a golf cart working at the campgrounds so hopefully not too much longer.
Hale Brook Tr. was in great shape. Only one or two leaners that could be taken out with a hand saw. There is some fairly serious erosion on some of the real steep pitches. Bare boots and ground until about 3300'. From there you could bareboot but spikes were easy. Trail in the center was stable. Spoke to a couple that came up Fire Wardens and they said that the last mile or so required spikes.  
Name
Name: Krobi 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-08 
Link
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