Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot on Rt. 302 had plenty of spots. There are orange cones and no parking signs at the entrance of Zealand Road, the car parked there this morning drove right over one of the cones.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues today. Crossings on Hale Brook were bridged and felt mostly solid. The one on Twinway aboove the hut was barely running. This all could change over the next day or two.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hale Brook Trail had a couple smaller step-overs, another on L-A-H.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple on Zealand Road but none on the trails. Doable hike for dogs that hike. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a pair of eye glasses and a pair of gloves at the Hale Brook Trail kiosk. 
Comments: Solo hike over Hale and Zealand from Rt. 302 lot.

Snowshoes all day. I headed up Hale Brook Trail behind another solo hiker in about 4-5" of fresh powder. Lend-A-Hand was unbroken but shortly in I encountered another hiker coming up from the hut which made my day easier. Twinway was well pathed out and an nice snowshoe track.

I crossed paths with about a dozen others and all but one in snowshoes, and a group skiers heading up Zealand Trail to the hut.  
Name: Kyle L 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-05 
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