Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Little River Road, herd path, Haystack Road, North Twin Trail, herd path, Firewardens Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left our cars at Lincoln woods and we were lucky enough to get a ride up to Seven Dwarfs motel 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Still passable as of yesterday, but no promises how long that will last 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Too many blowdowns to list, it's going to take alot of saw work once the snow disappears 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: It would be a tough day for any dog out there with the loose spring snow 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a day in Henry's woods. We were lucky enough to be able to leave our cars at Lincoln woods and get a ride up to 7 dwarfs motel. The snow was loose and greasy all day from the start of North Twin trail till Lincoln woods as we pretty much expected it to be with the recent warm temps. Spikes, snowshoes it didn't matter what we wore there was postholing and sliding on your butt all day, so pick your weapon and say a prayer. It was mostly a quickly degrading invisible monorail that was hard to distinguish because the snow was still high on the sides. It was alot of mental torture being stabbed and slapped in the face by tree branches and postholing leg deep in the melting snow for 20 something miles....welcome to shoulder season. Surprisingly the water crossing were easily managed with open water holes and mud pits beginning to show. The crossing after the hut was still bridged but no promises how long that will last. It was a tough day in the woods but I had the best of company, and as the saying goes "Misery loves company" Just glad I'll never have to visit these peaks again in April  
Name: Bluecollar4khiker  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-12 
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