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Looking up the Hale Brook Trail
Route: Hale Brook Trail
With the remnants of a hurricane due to arrive in the region in the coming days and mediocre weather forecasted in the meantime, I decided to head up to Mt. Hale for a brief workout.
While things were supposed to stay clear, visibility dropped and clouds moved in as I drove up Route 302 - it even sprinkled a little bit, contrary to the forecast.
The Hale Brook Trail was in pretty good shape - mostly dry with decent footing. With a decent amount of hiking over the past few days, I was feeling a bit low on energy, so the otherwise fairly moderate trail worked up a good sweat.
As I approached the summit, fog was moving in - no views from an already limited vista.
On the way down, I stopped to cut up a few blowdowns - at least I was able to get out and get some exercise.
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Hale Brook Trail trailhead
Looking at the remains of the firetower at the summit of Mt. Hale
Directions to trailhead: Take US 302 west from Bartlett past Bretton Woods Ski Area. A few minutes after, take a left onto Zealand Road. Continue up this road (turns to dirt) to the Hale Brook trailhead/small WMNF fee parking area (right side of the road).
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