|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hale, NH|
||Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, Fire Wardens Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 11, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at SEVEN DWARFS MOTEL on Little River Road. Put $10 in envelope and places it in the small black metal mailbox (just to the left of the main office front door).
We were the 2nd car there... empty lot.
Then road walked down Little River Road to nearly the end, turning right onto the private drive...walked over the 2 small driveway wooden bridges -> careful NOT to take 1st left, but to continue walking about 1 minute to turn left onto "TRAIL" which is marked by a green (white letters) sign :-)
Came out on Haystack Road, turned left onto Haystack Road to get to the NORTH TWIN TRAILHEAD.
Very lovely walk to the trailhead :-)
Then proceeded on the trail |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Tough crossing (high water) on the brook just before reaching the Fire Warden Trail. Took some hand holding and strategic foot placement...but the tough part was combined high water with ice-covered rocks. But had expected a little difficulty due to the recent few inches of rain this past week. All other water crossings were easy walk overs (or hop overs) |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There are a few blowdowns on the Fire Warden Trail - but easy walk under and walk overs |
||We had a dog with us...he loved it! |
|Lost and Found:
||This is THE BEST route that I have taken to Mt. Hale! Oh wow the BIRCH GLADES! Just a beautiful trail! |
There were a few patches of ice on the North Twin Trail. However, small patches - did not need traction there. Wore traction for T least the last 1/2 mile or more to the summit. Trail was quite packed down, rained on earlier this week... then iced up. Kahtoolahs and Hillsounds worked wonderfully. The snow was 2" in places to over 4 inches off trail (closer to the summit). The summit of course had barely any snow. But enough ice to wear the traction (not needed at summit) if you don't want to take them off ;-)
||GRACE MORGAN |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.