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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lend a Hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 1, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Zealand Winter Trail Head 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few leaners but overall all trails clear 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw Hannah! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Little Brown Mushroom 
E-Mail
E-Mail: camosteve955@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-02 
Link
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