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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 30, 2020
HikingIcy

Trail is a moderate, steady climb. 4 water crossings, the third one is the largest over Hale Brook, but not bad. Footing mostly dirt and loose stone, gets rocky at the switchbacks about 1.1 miles into the hike. On 11/30/20, there was snow on the trail starting at about 2700 feet, and clear ice further up, required spikes, especially on descent. Trail is in good shape, about 3 hours round trip. No view at the top, so enjoy the hike itself. it’s a pretty trail with hardwoods transitioning to evergreen further up. A good rainy day hike.

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HikingIcy

The weather was snowy, sleeting and rain at some point and minimal wind which made the day enjoyable. We were totally in overcast so opted not to do Zeacliffs. Spikes were needed a 1/4 mile after the hut heading up. The trail was very wet but enjoyable.

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Tony Aversano reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Kelsey MacDonald reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Hiking

only recorded the ascent. I definitely recommend spikes for after the second water crossing. fun hike! no views. had a visit from a Grey Jay at the top. some mud in the bottom half.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 27, 2020
HikingIcy

Great hike. Conditions were kind of miserable it drizzled lightly the whole time. Regardless of that it’s a nice flat hike through marshland then two ponds. When you’re at the second pond you can hear the roar of the waterfall from across the pond. Once you’re at the falls it’s an uphill climb from there. There are two interesting river crossings after the hut that are sketchy but doable just take your time and go when water is low. Needed microspikes after the river and stream crossings. Lots of sheer ice . Once you get to Zealcliff (vie song a clear day) the incline is done and is a wooded ridge walk to viewless Zealand. Don’t worry grey jays are there to welcome you waiting for a handout. Lol. I really liked this hike dispute being no views because of socked in. It has a lot of different things: ponds, marshland, rivers, waterfalls, hut and a mountain!

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Kate Harris reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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HikingIcy

Zealand Rd was open! Hike 11/21/20 Short and sweet hike. After so many long ones, this seemed like a tease. But a good one to test out winter and get more comfortable with cold weather hiking for this newbie. Parking lot was filled at 10:20am on Sat. Parked on the road. The climb was pretty consistent all the way up (up up.) Through the woods, along a stream for the first part. No tricky stream crossings. At the last third we put on our spikes as the icy was pretty slippery and more unavoidable. As most have said, the summit offered no views, just an open space with a pile of rocks. There was a glimpse of a view right before the summit. It was a gorgeous day, so a bummer to miss out on views. But the benefit was not having wind exposure. This probably wasn’t one I’d do again, but was still a fun 2 hours and 51 minutes! Lots of dogs which made me bummed I didn’t bring mine.

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Chase Bertrand reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Hiking

Nice walk through the woods

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Austin Becker reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Hiking

1 hours 45 minutes to finish, bushwhacked the switchbacks. Easy easy bag

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Doug Kohout reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Emma Canducci reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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HikingIcyRockySnow

Great first winter hike! After the second river crossing there’s a solid amount of ice underneath the 2-4 inches of snow, making spikes and poles a must! Both river crosses have stable rocks to go across, but ice is starting on there. With the warm weather this weekend, anticipate this being very wet and icy!

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Amanda Benoit reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Hiking

Easy hike with icy spots half way up the mountain. Traction is helpful. Overcast but ok because not much of a view at the top.

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Stacey Madden reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Hiking

Perfect hike for a cloudy day.

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George Shanahan reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Hiking

Wonderful day, loved it!

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Hiking

Awesome day getting back up to Zealand. Super warm for November, a gift!

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Gen Mackenzie reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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HikingIcy

This is a fun pretty easy 4000. The trail is a steady up and although there are no views at top, it’s pretty up there. And you can sneak a few views through the trees on the way back.

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Jack Dalton reviewed Parcel Recreational Rail-Trail
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Walking

Nice if you’re looking for a quiet walk in the woods. It would be nicer if people picked up after their dogs.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 1, 2020
Hiking

Great day to hit the old fire wardens route to Hale

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Jennifer Smith reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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Hiking

Great quiet trail in the woods.

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Eric Beaudry reviewed Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

This was a great short hike. We had snow and cold, but caught up with some great friends. Gorgeous early winter wonderland.

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