Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in the lot of 302 - only a handful of cars when we arrived at 9:30ish. Plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 1 main one was doable for humans but our 3 dogs had a bit of trouble but managed with guidance 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our dogs did fantastic - other than some guidance on the water crossing. Other small water spots are no longer frozen and flowing for dogs to drink. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: REI Nalgene hanging from a tree about 1/4 mile from summit, globe/ mitten left on Sugarloaf trail kiosk/ parking area 
Comments: Parked in the lot off 302 around 9:30; Zealand road was icy, with some crunchy snow in spots, we bare booted but with the ice I would/ should/ could have used microspikes. Trail was mashed potatoes and packed throughout varying in spots mostly those in the sunlight. There were a few sketchy /proceed with caution areas due to snow melting and becoming unreliable mashed potatoes, we saw two folks walking Zealand Rd, but see anyone on trail or the summit for the entire day. Little windy, cloud free gorgeous day! Zealand Rd on the way back was mud or crunchy snow… but mostly mud. Overall, it was a great day to be outside!  
Name: Peak Bagging and Tail Wagging 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-09 
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