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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, NH
Trails
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problems. Zealand Road is open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Open water and ice at all crossings - but generally not difficult to pass. The White Wall Brook crossing on Twinway requires a bit of a jump but footing is good on both sides 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No problems. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Patchy ice-coverage everywhere made for a difficult day - but Cinnilla had no problems. Difficult sections can be bypassed. Dogs not used to - or not comfortable with - ice might have a tough time.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Not easy to choose the right tools with the patchy ice-coverage. I can't imagine why anyone would not use poles. They are a terrific aid in these conditions. I barebooted most of the way. Tried traction (I was carrying Hillsounds today) from the ladder on Twinway to Zealand Mtn but then abandoned them again until the descent on Twinway.
Ice coverage generally increases with elevation (the exception being Lend-A-Hand) and is worst in flat sections. A dusting - maybe 1/4" - was enough to cover ice in many areas.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-20 
Link
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