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: Monday, March 9, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at the Zealand parking area (free) and Lincoln Woods lot ($5). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges gone at lower elevations. Easy rock hopping though. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The usual minor blowdowns and bent over firs and spruces. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none, but good conditions 
Bugs: Snow fleas 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Mixed late winter conditions. Temps ranged from 20 to 60 degrees. The entire Hale - Zealand - Bonds traverse could be done in spikes. All trails were firm with frozen granular or packed powder. Around noon when temps moved above freezing the trail beds softened considerably. Snow clumped on spikes and boots often sank into the trail bed and inch or so. We switched to snowshoes coming off Bondcliff until the Lincoln Woods bridge to save the trail from post holing and to make better time.  
Name: Hiker__Dad 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-09 
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