|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, Mt. Hale, NH|
||Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lend a Hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 1, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at Zealand Winter Trail Head |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No problems |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few leaners but overall all trails clear |
||Saw Hannah! |
|Lost and Found:
||Long day, but very worthwhile. Starting off was a leap of faith as all was socked in. The Zealand Road in and out is long flat and ice covered.|
Trail to Zeacliff was well packed out. No one had been past that point for a couple of days so there was all kinds of rabbit, cat and some sort of weasel tracks from Zeacliff to Guyot. On the way out Guyot was foreboding with 2 foot drifts, blowing fog and no views. After I got to West Bond everything opened up and it was a great day.
Passed Cynthia and Bryan on the way up to Bond and Hannah et al on the way over to Bondcliff. Trails along the Bondcliff Trail were all well packed powder. The way back to Zea cliff was uneventful. Took lend a hand over hale on the way back and it was well packed as well. Great Day.
||Little Brown Mushroom |
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.