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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.
The Firewarden's Trail
The Firewarden's Trail

Route: North Twin Trail, herd path, Firewarden's Trail, (Mt. Hale), Firewarden's Trail, herd path, North Twin Trail

With limited time and subpar weather moving in, I jogged the North Twin Trail, subsequent herd path, and the lower flats on the Firewarden's Trail, then hiked from there to the summit of Mt. Hale, from where I had views (albeit limited due to the encroaching trees).

I jogged what I could on the descent, though I was forced to walk some parts due to the footbed being obscured by weeds. Nonetheless, I was able to make it back before the rains arrived.



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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,800'
Destination: Mt. Hale
Time Elapsed: 01:06
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800'
Summit Elevation: 4,054'
Vertical Gain: 2,324'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:02
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,394'


The North Twin Trail trailhead at the end of Haystack Road
The North Twin Trail trailhead at the end of Haystack Road

The South and North Twin as seen from Mt. Hale - Click to enlarge
The South and North Twin as seen from Mt. Hale

Topographic map of Mt. Hale - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: From Route 302, take Route 3 South. Almost immediately after the Entering White Mountain National Forest, take a left onto Haystack Road. The WMNF fee parking area is at the end of the road, and the North Twin Trail trailhead is at the back of the lot.

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