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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

Halfway decent weather and a narrow window of time pulled me up to Mt. Hale for a quick hike. The Mt. Hale was in decent shape, though the rocks were wet due to the afternoon humidity. The water crossings and bugs were not an issue.

The views from the top, or what's left of them due to the encroaching treegrowth, were decent - the Twins and Willey Range were easily seen from the top of the cairn.

As the days get shorter once again, I was able to make it back to the trailhead just before sunset.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Hale
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, August 10, 2009
Hike Commenced: 5:09 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,770'
Destination: Mt. Hale
Ascent Commenced: 5:09 PM
Summit Reached: 6:14 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:05
Trailhead Elevation: 1,770'
Summit Elevation: 4,054'
Distance: 2.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,304'
Hike Ended: 7:32 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:23
Hike Distance: 4.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,324'

Hale Brook Trail trailhead
Hale Brook Trail trailhead

Wild flowers along Hale Brook Trail
Wild flowers along Hale Brook Trail

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