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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Firewardens Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Avoided the first two by staying East and the third was easy to rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The abandoned Fire Warden's Trail has no major blowdowns but the ferns and prickers are starting to get really thick. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: We used bug spray and still suffered a few minor black fly bites. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great two day trip. We started Wednesday morning and made our way to Guyot Campsite. After setting up the tent we went to Bond and Bondcliff. Made it back just before a violent thunderstorm. Next morning we quickly visited West Bond and then headed over Guyot, Zealand and down to the hut. We went up to Hale and easily found the FWT at the North-West corner of the summit. 2.2 miles later we were down to the river and shortly back to the car. The heat was taxing even though we had lots of water. Met nice people all along the way. Some local NH dayhikers near Guyot, Father-Son doing the Pemi loop at Guyot, a soon to be dad we met near Bond, one hiker who started at the presidentials who stayed at the shelter, a couple who camped at Zealand through the storm, So-Bo retired couple, and last a trail runner who ran past us on LAH trail coming from Hale.  
Name
Name: rdmnks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rdmnks@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-07-21 
Link
Link: https://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2226672&code=8006b2ba8323b1d60f1d3f8a4ddf3240 
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