Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zeacliff, NH
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zeacliff Trail, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: As pointed out by thegingerhiker Saturday, Zealand Rd. is full of potholes. The (small) Hale Brook Trailhead lot was nearly full at 10:30am, but the (large) Zealand Trailhead lot had plenty of spaces. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very many blowdowns on Lend-A-Hand Trail, especially near the top. Most were easy to go over or under, but one or two of them were quite annoying. Also, there is a broken branch pointing down to head level in the middle of Lend-A-Hand Trail; one of us wearing a wide-brim hat did not see it above and hit his head. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Black flies were not biting (maybe because many of us were using bug spray and permethrin-treated clothing). But there were mosquitos along Zealand Trail, and they were swarming especially at 7:15pm when we ended our hike at the Zealand Trailhead lot. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: No snow or ice anywhere (well, one tiny patch not worth mentioning near the top of Lend-A-Hand Trail - it was so small that there was no need to step on it).  
Name: mathbp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-22 
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