Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Zealand Rd trailhead around 1pm, four other cars there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hoppable. The two bigger crossings at 1mi and 1.5mi had a decent flow, but not too difficult to navigate and finish with dry boots 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one or two blowdowns, easy to go around or under/over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: one friendly husky as we started out 
Bugs: a few gnats when the breeze died 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After a quick morning hike detailed in another report, we drove to Zealand road (open and no issues to trailhead) and hit the trail by 1pm. Mostly dry a few spots of mud from melt, but nothing that sucked your boots off. Water crossings as noted, easily navigated on rocks with dry boots. Summit was sunny and views still disappointing. Two hungry gray jays happy to take as many crackers as Sunshine would give them. Went back down same way. Never need to put on spikes. Monorail is gone for sure. Saw a few day trippers and a couple guys finishing and overnight at Guyot. Relatively quiet afternoon hike, temps are actually starting to get dare I say, hot?  
Name: Worried Eyes and Sunshine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-24 
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