Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH
Trails: Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the 7 Dwarfs Motel. I chatted with the owner, who was very friendly and requests that hikers pay $10 for day parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Parts of the "North Twin Trail" are basically just a stream down the mountain. The only really dangerous spot was the "Little River" crossing near the trailhead, where the river is 15-20 feet wide and 2-4 feet deep. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A good number of blow-downs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any 
Bugs: Starting to see some flies, but not enough to want bug spray 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was day 2 of my hike; I slept at Zealand Falls Hut Saturday night.

Little bit of everything today.

Guyot and Bondcliff are COMPLETELY melted and exposed on top. I bare-booted these sections.

Bond and West Bond are both tree-covered with a layer of firmly packed snow. I did both with only MICROspikes.

I used snowshoes for my entire time on the Twinway, both coming from Zealand Falls Hut, and heading towards South Twin.  
Name: Elliot Miller 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-23 
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