Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 2, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Obviously, Zealand Road is closed, but it's well packed and ski tracked so it goes by quickly. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy, including Zealand. Ice bridges are starting to form. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a HUGE blowdown about half way down Hale Brook. We had to skirt around it to the uphill side, which was a little sketchy. One could probably just as easily crawl through/under, but we were tired and chose to go around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cole (large Shiba Inu) was right with us the whole 26 miles and had no issues. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The only time that snow shoes really would have been fine was across Guyot to the Twinway and a few sections across the ridge. Everything was nicely packed, but there was still enough large rocks around so that snowshoes would have been more cumbersome than worthwhile. Other than that, we never used out spikes, though I would still bring them with.  
Name: Nate Weeks 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-03 
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