Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spotted car at Lincoln Woods and started at Lot across from Zealand road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems on crossings today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were generally in good shape on this route except for the Twinway across the ridge.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any pups today but is a good trail for dogs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started off about 5am, Zealand rd was fairly packed and easy going. Hale Brook we used spikes as the trail was frozen from barebooters and snowshoes would not have been easy on ankles. Switched to snowshoes once on the summit of Hale and down the Lend-A-hand tr we go walking across top of the frozen unused trail. Was very speedy but one hiking pole casualty was had. We stopped for a snack on Zeacliff and off across the Twinway which was really tough walking. Seems like nothing but barebooters out here lately and the trail was too skinny and frozen for snowshoes but somehow we managed. When we broke out above treeline on Guyot with smiles on our faces in the sunshine with no wind the trail got much better (flatter with no post holes). We switched to spikes just before the summit of Bondcliff. A brief stop on Bondcliff where we met Meg enjoying the views and a snack. A short chat and a few pictures taken and off again on our last decent for the day. The Lincoln Woods trail was well packed with lots of traffic from hikers, bikers,and skiers. We made it to lincoln woods in just under 11 hours and it was nice to walk out without a headlamp. All in all it was a great day out on the Bonds with a fun group of amazing hikers.  
Name: Gumbyhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-31 
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