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: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $10 in the box at Seven Dwarves. Couple other cars there 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There really aren’t crossings on this, except for what is usually a tiny walk across before the first Little River crossing. We took the “high road” across and when we returned we crossed on the lower part, which we found much easier. Both routes had submerged rocks we stepped on. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This was a dog friendly hike 
Bugs: The flying things are out. Nothing biting yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Typical spring conditions. Everything was either bare or puddled well into the north twin trail. I put on my spikes to contend with some snowpack that had turned to hard ice as it melted instead of trying to walk around it, but you could probably get away without it. The start of the fire wardens trail was the same. Water was running down the middle of the trail and wet boots were unavoidable - the water was unavoidable. Once the trail left the path of the water, the snow started taking over. Heading up in spikes worked for a bit until I post holed up to my thigh, at which point I put on snowshoes as the monorail was so unstable. Al put his on for the trip down to avoid post holing - made for a fast descent.  
Name: BubblesTheHiker  
E-Mail: Kdoer @ yahoo . com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-16 
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