Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, Fire Wardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at 7 dwarfs and paid monies 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing to recall as fire wardens trail is not a trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 1  
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: lost nothing and found nothing 
Comments: Well we went out hoping someone did the trail and we were right. Saturday was such a nice day, it would be surprising what 4k was left to break out today. We barebooted for quite a while and the pack got less used once we got to the fire wardens trail but still nice. There were some post holes and then some new snow started to make it less grippy. I put on my snowshoes soon after we saw the 1 guy and dog pass with his (he had spikes on going up as those were the only fresh prints I saw). The trail then looks like it followed a skier which meant straight up instead of switchbacky. I would have tried to go the less tree way and less packed out way but there was only 1 set of prints going that way since the lasts storm. If the snow was not solid then I would have done it at least coming back but it happened 2 times. It got a little more marshmellowy up top and it was made for gnomes right at the last push to the top. The summit cairn was fully buried and we could see some peaks from the height but need a little more snow for that lol Both lend a hand and hale brook had recent traffic on it.  
Name: Danielle, Ashley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-20 
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