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, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Rd open until the Sugarloaf Trailhead, and gated thereafter. On the way out, I walked the length of Zealand Rd and didn't see any issues/damage at all, it's definitely driveable, not sure why it's still closed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels were low, all crossings easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Various blowdowns, mostly on the spur trails (Zealand, West Bond), and the path to the Guyot Tentsite is a hot mess with lots of fallen obstacles across the way. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few 
Bugs: Aplenty 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Picked up bits of trash here and there, nothing significant. 
Comments: Great conditions for getting deep into the Pemi. Basically 100% dry trails, only snow/rail I saw was a patch of a few feet on the Twinway along Zealand Ridge, if you blinked you missed it. Had nice chats with three women (Mon) doing the out/back to Mt Zealand (if you're reading this, here's the USGS water level link I mentioned, you may need to copy/paste: ), as well as a solo hiker who was finishing her NH48 on West Bond (congrats!!) I dropped down to the Guyot Tentsite to refill water - the site is closed right now per USFS, but at least the log (spring) is going strong.  
Name: Eric H 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-17 
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