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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the Zealand Trail trailhead, it was almost full; could have been worse on a holiday weekend. Fee lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No difficult crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well maintained trail. No noticeable blowdowns. A few broken planks in a few of the bog bridges.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Almost nonexistent.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a pink knit cap with a fur pompom hanging on a tree someplace. On the final roadwalk back to the Zealand trailhead there was a pair of socks in the road. Someone must have left them on their bumper and they didn't stay there. Picked them up gingerly with our hiking sticks and hung them on a blowdown on the side of the road.  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice pleasant loop, approaching Mt. Hale from a less common direction. Checked out the magnetic rocks with my compass. We spotted a mink on Zealand Road as we approached the trailhead driving there in the morning. Thanks to FSOW for a nice hike.  
Name
Name: greatoz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: greatoz.tz...verizon.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-12 
Link
Link: http:// 
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