Good pix. I enjoyed this hike when I did it. Up from Zealand to Hale and down the other side. One of these was the Lend a Hand trail Good memories. Looked for pictures of the forest of minature birches but that can be added by others.
I don't remember seeing miniature birches, but maybe they didn't look like much under the snow, or maybe they're on the Hale Brook trail which I didn't visit except for the top few feet.
Thanks for the vote.
Well put together page, I like the section on the origin of the name. However from your description this seems like a boring hike.
Thanks for your vote. It's not exactly an exciting hike, but it is a pleasant stroll. I did it as a rest day after having been up past midnight wandering around with a heavy pack.
Nice peak. 38th, it may be, but it has a lot of vertical relief for an eastern mountain.
Very nice page nartreb! Your pictures are beautiful with the winter scenery. Nice job and keep up the good work!
thanks. I merely was there to record it on a sunny, snowy day.
Very nice! I enjoyed the additional history and geography lessons. It's great to see the recent NH activity on SP. I climbed Hale back in '98 as a recuperation hike after travelling to Africa and it was a nice, peaceful climb. I didn't realize the loop was all of nine miles! Didn't seem that long I'll add a photo once I get a better version scanned in.
[photo added 1-20-05]
Thanks for the vote. I missed your side trail due to snow, but I'm guessing it was near my lunch spot - look closely at the signature photo and you can see a glimpse of Mount Lowell.
What beautiful pictures. Awesome addition!
Complete and well done page - good work.
Thank you. Your pages aren't so bad either :)
Another fine page.
Another fine vote
Good page. Looks like your getting some winter climbing in.
Very good and informative page. The mountain might be 38th but the page ranks higher ;-)
Nice page. Cheers William