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, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Rd was open in the morning but gated a couple miles before Hale Brook when we returned for the car. Thankfully we could get the car out but don’t plan to park further up, I assume they’ll be gating the whole thing soon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping, a few crossings had ice on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Incredible wintery day on the Bonds! A few inches of fresh snow was beautiful and trail conditions were mostly good—a few sections here and there with blue ice but never especially bad. Above treeline was mostly exposed rock and drifting snow. The top of West Bond and the steeps off of Bondcliff were both fine, with some fresh snow but no ice. Lend-a-Hand was the wettest part of the day with partially frozen bogs that were easy to fall through the ice into. Spikes were sufficient the whole day, and we actually bare booted up to Hale and out the last ~5 miles.  
Name: mnm 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-20 
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