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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Good. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossing easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two blowdowns on Hale Brook Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad, some blackflies. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hike this one with a friend, Debra, who had recently joined one of my Meetup hikes (Tripyramids via the slides). She is working on her first-round 48 and asked for help with the Bonds. I said sure but I decided we should get five for the price of three (all counting for my Grid, plus one TW72) and we came in from Hale side. We exited via Zealand Trail and did the one-mile or so roadwalk back to the Hale Brook trailhead. Totally worth it. We hiked it in 14 hours. I don't know if that's good or bad but it doesn't matter. She held in there and we succeeded. This being, by far, her longest hike ever. Kudos to her for kickin' it!  
Name
Name: Mike Cherim (NH Tramper) 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-06-20 
Link
Link: https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?49429-Hale-Zealand-and-the-Bonds-via-(see-post-for-trails)-6-19 
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