Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got dropped off at Hale Brook which was full of cars and some on the road-side too. Typical weekend trail usage. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of crossings but no issues anywhere. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The worse trail in terms of blow downs was the A-Z from the Zealand Trail up to Mt. Tom. Still nothing that impeded travel, ie either able to go under or around without skipping a beat. A-Z was more traveled by moose probably because it has much less hiker traffic. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lost count but all were good pups. Only one set of canine tracks on A-Z 
Bugs: nada 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nada 
Comments: Stayed at the Highland Center which was absolutely fantastic and affordable for two people. Good food & staff and there was a life-changing talk on the solar system and Dark Sky initiative which I'm sure many have heard of and why its so important. The hike was long and strenuous, just under 16 miles and just under a mile of elevation gain. But it was a blast being dropped off and hiking back to a hot meal and hot shower after a rainy day of hiking. Also met a couple of women on top of Zealand who bagged their 10th peak with their pup Diana.  
Name: Tatnic 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-31 
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