New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, Firewardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Second car at 7 am, maybe 15 on return at 11. Honestly didn't think you could fit that many cars there, but they made it work. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No prob 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: "Hear Paths" and Firewardens better maintained than many offical trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tucker had a blast in the deep powder. Only saw one other dog all day on N Twin trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Now is the time to do this hike if you have been thinking about it. Trail is absolutely perfect for snowshoes. Fully expected to be breaking trail and was very happy to see one car beat me there. And even more happy they went up Hale and not to the Twins. N. Twin was unbroken on the way in past the Firewardens or at the first crossing, and I honestly didn't notice if it was on the way back. I was too busy enjoying the deep blue sky and perfect weather. I saw several on the way down heading up in skis and snowshoes so the trail is even better now, but not enough people to justify the cars in the lot, so need to assume the trail to N Twin is broken out as well. Caught up to the group in front of us at the summit, and they were on a Hale-Zealand-Bonds traverse. Lend-A-Hand was broken so hoping they had good trails the rest of the way. They certainly picked a primo day for it. -6 at the car at 7 but never really felt that cold. No breeze to speak of. Very glad we got out for one last winter jaunt!  
Name: Dave K. and Tucker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-19 
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