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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, Fire Wardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: It's awesome to have the woods back, no issues, light traffic at North Twin and Lincoln Woods 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings easily hopped. Of note, the first crossing coming off Bondcliff was actually flowing, its been a long time since that has seen water! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Noted trail maintainer had done a significant amount of drainage work between Pemi Wilderness bridge and camp 16 - thank you! All trails in great shape. Twinway floating bog bridges have not been replaced yet 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few familiar snoots out yesterday! Woof, arf, arf! 
Bugs
Bugs: Grayjays are out in full force trying to plump up for winter on Zealand 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Time was lost, a lovely day found. 
 
Comments
Comments: Grid stuff on an absolute stunner of a day in the Whites. T shirt weather start to finish. Last weeks snow is for the most part gone, only minor patches in col between the summit and the old cabin on Fire Wardens, and minor snow/ice in the rocks in spots all along shaded areas through the traverse persist. Very light traffic, only saw less than 20 people from start to finish. Considering what this summer was like, that was usually the first 10 minutes of the hike! Found some old telegraph poles/wires along Fire Wardens, ran into a barred owl, a few forest chickens, and pine marten. Found (new to me) relics at camp 16, portions of an old stove and a trunk hinge. Wind was singing in the Bondcliff col, but otherwise a non factor. Surpringly hazy for this time of year, as well. Did spot the sleeping elephant (owls head from Bondcliff) though!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Ms. Mix-a-lot 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-08 
Link
Link: http:// 
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