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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand rd.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple easy ones.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in good shape. It seemed like a less traveled trail in a lot of spots.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple very friendly pups along the way.  
Bugs
Bugs: Ants the size of baby Deer, black flies that carry those baby dear ants away. Less worse at the summit.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. Trail was clean the whole way.  
 
Comments
Comments: Holy moly! Trailhead at 5:30am. Noone there. It had rained the night before so the trail had slippery rocks and roots to navigate. I understood it wasn't going to be as easy as the 2.2 miles it is. It's the 2,300 ft of elevation gain. It's relentless from the start. There aren't any flat spots to rest at. It's steep and steeper in a few sections but they aren't too long. 100 yarfs and stop to catch my breath.The trail had plenty of muddy areas easily avoidable though but fun to stomp through. No views at the summit. Down the Lend-A-Hand trail to Zealnd Hut. Nice and easy. The falls were great. Down Zealnd trail to the car. Super easy walk from the Hut. And do yourself a favor and park at Zealand parking lot and walk the 1 mile back downhill! to Hale trailhead. You'll thank yourself after.  
Name
Name: Eric Middleton  
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-03 
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