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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the winter lot just east of Zealand Road off Route 302, it was almost full when I got there at 12PM. Snowmobile trailers took up a majority of the spots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be fine for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Zealand Road was broken and decently packed, snowshoes made for better hiking than light traction. Hale Brook Trail was broken out well, perfect for snowshoes. However, as I made my way up I saw three skiers descending the trail and slicing up the broken trail making for some awkward footing which lead to sinking in with my snowshoes. On the way down I saw one hiker without snowshoes chopping up the trail, luckily it was more of an annoyance than an issue. Snowshoes are the way to go for now!  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-12 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/2074247184 
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