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Mt. Hale
Bethlehem, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Hale Brook Trail
Looking up the Hale Brook Trail

Route: Hale Brook Trail

With thunderstorms working their way north, I decided to do a quick, viewless hike.

While the first portion of the Hale Brook Trail was fairly dry, things became a little bit more wet above the first water crossing. Despite all of the recent rain, both water crossings were fairly easily done.

Reaching the summit, there wasn't much to see - just lots of mist.

Though there were a few sprinkles up high, I was able to make it out and back without getting rained on much - a nice change!

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Hale
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Hike Commenced: 4:20 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,770'
Destination: Mt. Hale
Ascent Commenced: 4:20 PM
Summit Reached: 5:23 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:03
Trailhead Elevation: 1,770'
Summit Elevation: 4,054'
Distance: 2.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,304'
Hike Ended: 6:37 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:17
Hike Distance: 4.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,324'

Hale Brook Trail trailhead
Hale Brook Trail trailhead

A wild flower along Hale Brook Trail
A wild flower along Hale Brook Trail

Looking at mist from the summit of Mt. Hale - Click to enlarge
Looking at mist from the summit of Mt. Hale

Topographic map of Mt. Hale - Click to enlarge

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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