First NH 4000 fter climbed by my wife. Get to the top soon or there will be no views left.
except the canada jays at the top
We started at 4:30 from the road. It only took about 1 hour to reach the top and we were down just as it was getting really dark. A relatively easy 4000'er.
I solo hiked this peak after splitting off from my hiking partners near Zealand hut. Lend-a-Hand has numerous bog bridges that were showing their age and there was a great deal of water/mud still on the trail from a storm over a week ago. There were obvious signs of much more water in most places (i.e. pine needle rings high on rocks and bog bridges). It was not the best marker trail I've ever hiked on. But it was very gradual and the weather was awesome, so it all evened out. The Hale Brook Trail had a large amount of blow down from the same storm and there were a lot of trees down in the trail. I didn't see anyone from when I started on Lend-a-Hand until I hiked out of Zealand Road and back to my car. It was very peaceful.
Hale Brook trail is a good option for a short and easy hike.
Short hike, nice relaxing fall walk...
The Hale Brook Trail is less than exciting but the view from summit was great. Almost forgot to throw a rock on the pile before I left!
We hiked up from Zealand Falls and Hut. After admiring the view down to Mt .Carrigain from the hut, we hiked to the top. Mellow summit. One path was the Lend a Hand trail.
Beautiful winter day with a couple inches of untouched powder. Saw one set of tracks that had come up from the other side, but never met anybody.
For much of the way I was following tracks left by a lynx or bobcat.