Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, South Hale (attempt), NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, Fire Wardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 29, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the only two cars at Little River Rd. Room for about ten cars now. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing except feeder streams to Little River. Snowbridges still haven't completely formed and these had to be jumped or hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns but trees are leaning significantly from the new snow this week. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fire Wardens Tr is now broken out to Hale. A big thank you to the Back Country Skiers that had broken it out to well above the glades ending at the view spot of the Presis. We broke through about 6"-8" of new snow from there to Hale.

Broke trail on Lend-a-Hand for about a mile to the swampy area at the start of the BW. Began the BW but found the going extremely tough due to spruce traps and snow depth on average of 2.5'. We only managed about 300 yds and decided to turn back. South Hale will still be there next summer. It was a wonderful day to be out.  
Name: Fran & Karen 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 
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