|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hale, NH|
||Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 30, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Zealand road gated just after Sugarloaf Trailhead Parking. We brought our bikes for a beautiful ride up 1.8 miles to Hale Brook trailhead/parking and locked them up in the woods. Made for a great trip! |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Minor rock hopping, dry boots |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Minor blowdowns. Some waterbar work on upper section might be helpful but not urgent |
||A few doggos having a good day out with their owners- all well behaved!
Had a "shitty" experience as our own dog managed to find (and roll in) some human feces un-properly buried not far from Hale Brook (ie: no where near far enough away from the stream and no cat hole). Granted, this wouldn't have happened if our dog was leashed, so bad on us. But wow, what a "memorable" experience. :( |
||Light; breeze mostly kept them away |
|Lost and Found:
||The bike up the road made for a pleasant way to start the hike portion and the hike itself was super scenic. The bike up made for easy cruising on the way back (good fun for 8 year old in the group!). Temps were perfect, bugs were down, trail condition was mostly dry with minor patches of ice that were avoidable and are probably already gone. Passed a handful of hikers on Hale Brook all keeping distance. Numerous folks heading up Zealand road, most of whom looked to be getting out there for a night or two (jealous!).|
See notes above about our dog rolling in "it". Folks, with bathroom access limited everywhere due the pandemic, maybe a sign or a poster or something to provide re-education on where to pee and how to dig a cat hole and how to take a crap in the woods would be a really good idea. Carry those hand trowels if you think you might need one!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.