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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 17, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left our car at Lincoln Woods and got a ride to Zealand road from a connection on Facebook... thank you Rachel!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings we encountered were minor and easily passable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few down trees on Twinway. Easy to duck under or cross over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None  
 
Comments
Comments: What an epic trip this was for our first winter backpacking experience! On Sunday we hiked down Zealand Road which only required spikes. When we got to the Hale Brook Trail we put snowshoes on because the trail was destroyed by a group of 4 wearing spikes. Lend A Hand was packed but unconsolidated, so we kept our snowshoes on until the hut. Today we went across Zealand and the Bonds from the Hut. We wore snowshoes all day. Twinway was very drifty with about 0.5 inches of fresh powder and blown snow filling in the broken path slightly. Navigation on Guyot was a bit challenging due to low visibility, but we eventually found the cairns we needed. All of the Bonds had been previously broken out but had minor fresh snow/blown snow. We saw two other groups who did the Bonds in and out from LW. Snowshoes were necessary from Bond to Bondcliff due to the very high winds and snow drifts. The snow here was covered in a sheet of ice! Bondcliff Trail was packed well and of course Lincoln Woods has seen lots of traffic. We wore spikes on this section.  
Name
Name: Adam & Emily 
E-Mail
E-Mail: twopeople.oneadventure@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-17 
Link
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