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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Thoreau Falls Trail, Wilderness Trail, Abandoned Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Trailhead has a parking fee 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing of East Branch Pemi River at site of the old suspension bridge was very low and I was able to rock hop it, usually I have to wade a little. All other crossings on other trails were simple and easy. Highest water crossing on Bondcliff Trail is dried up right now. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Most trails in excellent shape. Willey Range Trail below Mount Field heading to Mount Willey is eroded and undermined through the short steep part below summit, loose rocks and roots prevalent. Willey Range Trail above and below the ladders steps on Mount Willey is in rough shape in a few spots, again trail is eroded and undermined, with loose rocks and roots.

Thoreau Falls Trail sidehill up and down spot has a muddy section that keeps getting wider, other than this spot and the small washed out section along the North Fork, the trail is in terrific shape.

Bondcliff Trail has one muddy spot that keeps getting wider between the two lower water crossings of Black Brook.

Foliage is looking great along the Thoreau Falls Trail, as well as parts of Zealand, A-Z, and Ethan Pond trails. :)  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-25 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2017/09/valley-loop.html 
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