Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both lots shockingly empty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hops or bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns, zealand road has some rough washouts 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ours had a blast out there today 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Easy barebooting to the old wilderness trail jct, the relocation along the brook is its normal swampy, muddy self. Patchy snow and ice starting at the first crossing and we put the spikes off and on a few times between the 4th crossing and the summit. Slushy, grippy, spring snow on the ridge and we barebooted from Bondcliff up to Bond. Spikes went on Bond summit and stayed on until near the bottom of Hale brook trail. Lotta snow from Bond to Guyot and once back in the trees over across Zealand until it became patchy and bony w/a lotta spicy icy spots again near the ladders and becoming increasingly patchy on the descent down to lend-a-hand jct. Lend-a-hand hasn't seen much traffic in awhile so its in rough shape, Hale brook is a cruise  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-27 
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