Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Zeacliff Trail, Twinway, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Zealand Trailhead this time of year, even Hale Brook wasn't completely full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hoppable, all water levels are moderate/low. Hardest crossing was Whitewall Brook on Zeacliff Trail at the lowest point, but there are plenty of rocks to use if you're careful. All other crossings were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown on Lend-a-Hand not far from the summit of Hale 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I wouldn't recommend Zeacliff Trail for dogs just on the basis of one tall scramble near the height of land that might be difficult (dog might need a big boost), but some dogs might be able to do it. All other trails would be great for dogs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was almost no ice on Zealand Trail and Ethan Pond Trail, but some difficult patches on Zeacliff Trail. I managed it without spikes, and there was no ice on the scrambles. The Twinway had the most ice with some very slick black ice underneath a light layer of snow, between the jcts for Zeacliff and Lend-a-Hand. Lend-a-Hand was very wet, with running and standing water. No issues on Hale Brook.  
Name: BBQeel 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-20 
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