Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, Fire Wardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, North Twin Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the plowed lay-by on Route 3 just before Haystack Rd 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged for the most part, stepped through one 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Just mine 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a Dion Snowshoe near the summit of South Twin 
Comments: Trails in good shape, Fire-Wardens up Hale had some snow but the depression of the path was easily visible so was quite a quick trail.

The AT from Guyot to South Twin was totally unbroken, hard to find the start after the sign beneath Guyot, took 2-3 tries before finding the line through the trees on wind scoured slab with powder below, then drifted and very hard to follow, blazes covered by snow and lots of hanging trees. Managed to follow the trail more or less, very hard to find where the stable snow was beneath the fresh snow, often no depression from the path visible. Stumbled into a spruce trap/tree well high on South Twin and had to release my binding and couldn't retrieve it. With light fading I head onto to North Twin and down. South to North Twin and down was in great shape.  
Name: Hanks Dad 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-16 
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