Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Used Maura Chappelle's shuttle service from LW to Hale Brook Trail. Prompt and professional as usual...would definitely recommend. Maybe 30 cars in LW at 6:30am and a few more at 5pm. Bathrooms at LW are out of service but there are portas near the ranger station. $5/day and there is a credit card reader. Hale Brook had 1 car at 7am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problem with the 2 crossings coming down off Bondcliff and 1 on Lincoln Woods trail. Lend-A-Hand was much wetter than it was a month ago, flowing water on the trail in places that were mostly rock-hoppable. Most slippery surface all day were the bog bridges on Lend-A-Hand. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A long hike for a dog (22 miles) (and a long carry for an owner should problems occur mid hike). A scrambley section going up onto W. Bond and coming down from Bondcliff will be challenging for all but the most athletic dogs, but both sections are short. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A fine day for a HaZea Bonds traverse N->S. High clouds all day made for some amazing vistas (pics in link below). Seemed like it rained pretty good Tues night so wet leaves and mud on Hale Brook and down Lend-A-Hand but not particularly slippery. No snow/ice encountered all day other than what you could see across the way on Washington.  
Name: Borealis 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-10-19 
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