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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Fire Warden's Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Haystack Road closed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bushwacked the first two up to North Twin, third was doable on rocks, but as always not the easiest. None others of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on the Twinway and Bondcliff trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: A few down low.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice two day hike of these peaks with a night at Guyot shelter. Summer down low, spring up high. Snow starts on North Twin at about 3,300ft and remains until Mt. Guyot (with a few dry slabs at the Twin summits). Soft, decaying monorail making foot placement tough but I barebooted both days and spikes would not have helped with the postholing. Bondcliff trail was the same, perhaps a little more supportive with the extra cover at times. o/n at Guyot only had 3 or 4 groups on Friday night. Twinway past Mt. Guyot to Zealand is back to tricky decaying monorail. Lend a hand is mostly clear, only had stretches of snow for the last half mile until Hale. Firewarden's trail had slushy monorail until 3,500ft or so, then dry. Saw only 5 groups friday, another 10-15 saturday.  
Name
Name: Shredder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: khecht@wesleyan.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-15 
Link
Link: http:// 
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