Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, Firewardens Trail, Lend-A-hand Trail, Twinway, Zeacliff Spur, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: N/A 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nice log bridges over the now semi frozen crossings above the hut and on zealand trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Shoes at the North Twin trailhead 
Comments: Hale and Zealand was a solid, decently lengthy day. Was hoping to add the Bonds but my uphill pace died after 6 miles of wet, sticky mashed potatoes snow from Hale to Zealand with the worst parts being the exposed sections around the viewpoint on Lend-a-hand and those 2 steep pitches from Zeacliff pond spur to the knob above the ladders section. Zeacliff was a brutal climb with the sticky midday snow after hale. Started in spikes from 7 dwarves and swapped to snowshoes at 2500' on Firewardens where it was nice pretty dry snow to the summit of Hale. Here my friend turned around and cleaned up any divots we made at the bottom of Firewardens. Pretty steady diet of this snow for the entire day. Zealand Road was in rough shape also. Left the snowshoes on until the short roadwalk to the winter parking  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-02-22 
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