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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, South Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, herd path, Firewardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, bushwhack, Twinway, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at N Twin trailhead. surprisingly quite full at 8 a.m.only a spot or two open at lot. 14 vehicles at Zealand trailhead this afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: one small crossing on herdpath no issue. Little River was high this morning even though didnt cross. all other crossings including the 2nd crossing above the hut were elevated but no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 3 blowdowns on LAH near the intersection of Twinway. 2 of which are low easy stepovers. 1 is a knee high stepover.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: a few happy doggos including a mighty pomeranian  
Bugs
Bugs: no issues 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: packed out some odds and ends 
 
Comments
Comments: After 2 days of hiking in the much needed moisture this morning was perfect for a full saturation ascending to Hale via the beautiful Firewardens Trail. There was waterflow on many parts of the trail as well as on Lend-A-Hand Trail. About a mile down complete with my hardshell i began the whack to S Hale. on and off again herdpaths throughout with plenty of fresh moose sign. Canister and register intact complete with pencil sharpener. Last entry was 8/20. I took a quick peak at 2nd crossing above hut-elevated but easily hoppable. it was nice briefly chatting with the two backpackers that had been out for four days as well as with the hiker at the hut. A complete surpise was crossing paths and hiking out with my Hiking Widow Amy B at the Zealand falls as this was her 1st time up.Leaves are just barely starting to change .  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-09-21 
Link
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