Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty - and easy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns on Bondcliff trail - but they are all old and mostly easy "step-overs". High winds over the last few days seem to have created a fair amount of debris - mostly at higher elevation. We were able to clear most of it on the way down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great day for Cinnilla - and no problems for her anywhere. She even had energy to play with other dogs on the walk-out via Lincoln Woods. Plenty of water everywhere - except between Zeacliff and the first crossing of Black Brook where there is none (unless you hike down to Guyot campground).  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lend-a-Hand had significant mud and standing water. The other trails all have some muddy sections but they are semi-dry and/or easy to bypass.

Windy between Mt. Bond and Bondcliff but not significantly so.

Georg, Cinnilla and I had a great day on the beautiful hike. We finished well within our time budget and saved the batteries on our headlamps.  
Name: LongMark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-10-24 
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