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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got a late start, parked on the road at Hale Brook around 11AM 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping only - feet stayed dry in trail runners. Pup was happy to have so much water on the trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns on Lend-A-Hand trail. None were too big of a deal.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pup loved this one. Hale Brook is not too steep (gradual the whole way) and lots of water the whole way. Saw lots of other dogs, most on-leash on Zealand trail.  
Bugs
Bugs: Annoying if you stopped, but I kept moving all day and maybe got 1 bite. Swarming at the trailhead.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This is a great way to do Hale to add some distance, time, and views from Lend-A-Hand trail. The hike up to Hale is moderate compared to some other of the 4K footers - pretty steady gradient with a couple switchbacks as well. From Zealand falls to Hale Brook is a nice walk in the woods and then on the road for 1 mile. Fairly busy given it was midday, especially on Zealand trail where there were lots of folks out for a leisurely hike out to Zealand falls.

As mentioned above, there were 4 or 5 medium-sized blowdowns on Lend-A-Hand trail. Otherwise, trail is in good condition with some standing water but nothing you can't avoid with rock hopping.  
Name
Name: Louie 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mattpersons11@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-30 
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