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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Twinway has my vote for one of the most consistently muddy trails in the Whites. Otherwise fine.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several dogs out.  
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None.  
 
Comments
Comments: Went up Hale today, crossed over to the hut, then up and down Zealand. Unseasonably muggy this morning, I had sweat pouring off of me while ascending Hale from Hale Brook. Lend-A-Hand Trail has an appropriate name, as some people may need a hand on it's rocky and rooty terrain, it was slow-going descending to the Zealand Hut. The hut staff were courteous as always, they had made some pastries up for sale next to some coffee and tea as well. The carrot cake was delicious.

Zeacliff offered stunning views, it's worth the effort, and the foliage is near peak. Twinway always seems to be muddy in my experience, no matter where you are on it in the Whites, but it didn't deter me from bagging Zealand. When I returned to the hut, I helped the trail adopter Scott, to clear a tree against the hut wall. In no time we turned that tree into lumber! Always make sure to offer help to a trail adopter when you're able, they're the one's keeping our trails maintained, the least we can do is offer some assistance.  
Name
Name: Brettski 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-06 
Link
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