|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, West Bond, South Twin Mountain, North Twin Mountain, NH|
||Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, North Twin Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, August 20, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking was fine at Zealand. Busy in the afternoon on the way out, but nothing unexpected. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Zealand falls area was a simple step over. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||All clear, minimal mud (all easily walk around or rock-hop-able).
Zeacliff area has some boards over mud that may need replacing soon: some snapped, others are close, but all in all, the boards are falling apart. Easily manageable, but after a winter, they might be toast. |
||Two dogs. Looking happy and tired. |
|Lost and Found:
||#35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40! |
Hiked from Zealand lot up to Guyot Shelter. Ditched gear for overnight. Headed out to Bond and Bondcliff at midday then West Bond for sunset. Trail was in great condition. The Zealand Cliff overlook was stunning! Bondcliff lived up to the hype (views of the Pemi are second to none imo). Wild blueberries covered the trail.
Guyot campground was great (water running strong)---bring $10 per person. It was a two-tent per platform night, with about 20-30 people there (ballpark, I didn't count). Temps at night fell to a chilly low (many people wore hats, down, and some had gloves). Winds howled all night with gusts remaining through the next morning.
Morning took off to hit the Twins. Socked in, but a fun hike then back down to parking lot.
Two Day Total: 25.5miles and 7641ft (according to my phone).
Highly recommend if you only have one car to either go out of Zealand or go out of Twin and tackle Hale using Firewarden's Trail on the way in or out.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.