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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, South Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, bushwhack, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking; got spot at Hale Brook trailhead, spotted a car at Zealand (had sticker) where there was also room in one of the lots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape, few blow downs throughout but all passable. Recent work on the trail steps from pond up to Zealand Hut. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Piper had fun, especially soaking in water along LAH trail and at Zealand falls. However, there is no water on the bushwhack to South Hale (except in some boggy spots if you travel in that area) so make sure you have water for your pup. 
Bugs
Bugs: Not a problem 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Recent trail reports regarding S. Hale were spot on, and very helpful. We started the bushwhack just south of the ledge area on LAH trail (elevation 3400'), just south of the boggy area. Once we got through the lower brush, we entered more open woods and followed the ridge in a general south southwest direction to the summit. As noted in previous reports, several on and off herd paths could be located, but nothing covering the distance to the summit. We returned the approximate route we took to the summit.  
Name
Name: CookiesOnTop & Goldrush 
E-Mail
E-Mail: schwarzmc at yahoo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-31 
Link
Link: https:// 
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