Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Herd path, North Twin Trail, Fire Warden's Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only a few cars in Lincoln Woods lot and we were the first cars at the end of Little River Road. Plenty of space.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water was easily crossed - most steps were on exposed rock but a few were partially submerged (fine with waterproof boots).  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Didn't notice any recent blowdowns (did similar trip last month) and all but the one on West Bond Spur Trail can easily be stepped over or ducked under. The one on West Bond forces you around it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Had a dog with us and he did fine. Only tricky spot was ledge steps below Bondcliff - had to hand him down.  
Bugs: None yet.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost/found.  
Comments: Did this one with the Random Group of Hikers. The herd path along Little River is very wet, as were sections of the unmaintaind Fire Warden's Trail. There were a few spots of wet trail after - could easily see the difference between the maintained trails (water bars and drainage) and unmaintained trails. Lots of ice up high. Everyone managed with just spikes but the few who had dull ones did struggle from time to time. Snow line at about 3200 feet. Put spikes in there and kept them in until treeline between Bond and Bondcliff - should have kept them on a few minutes later since there were two or three icy sections left. The exposed ridge for Bondlciff is snow/ice free. Put them back on leaving Bondcliff and kept them on until final river crossing.  
Name: Michael and Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-03 
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