|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, October 23, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty - and easy. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy |
|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. |
||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:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.