|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, North Twin Mountain, South Twin Mountain, NH|
||Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, North Twin Spur, North Twin Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 16, 2023|
|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. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|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:
||A good number of blow-downs |
||Didn't see any |
||Starting to see some flies, but not enough to want bug spray |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Elliot Miller |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.