Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, West Bond Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: All good. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook near the hut was very high and half the group fell in on the crossing and turned back, even with the log bridges we built. Bondcliff crossings were all fine.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tucker did great! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost green hiking wallet probably in Lincoln Woods parking lot. Not there the next morning. Posted on Lost and Found in the white mountains facebook page. 
Comments: Long but fun day int he mountains on a Z Bonds traverse. We did Hale on the way into the hut the day prior. The water crossings were all much more challenging than usual, and at the brook next to the hut half our group fell in on the crossing and turned back, even with the log bridges we built. The snow Saturday was also more voluminous than predicted up high, and as of Sunday was soft and drifted and snowshoes were the traction of choice. While the back side of Guyout and Bondcliff were bare with ice (microspikes were fine) there is still a lot of snow up there with some crust but not as much as I would have predicted with the rain. West bond was in great shape and spikes were just fine (no ice).  
Name: PamW 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-02-21 
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