Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hale, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Hale Brook Trail, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 22, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots at Zealand on Route 302 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor ones frozen in the snow 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy one seen 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: In and out to the Bonds from Route 302. Temps were below freezing most of the day, so trails were mostly frozen hard.
Zealand Road is melted out and dry. Hale Brook mostly dry low down and consolidated snow up higher - spikes worked well. Lend-a-Hand was heavily postholed but mostly solid with some sections of open streams (the trail) and some slush. Twinway hard packed to Zeacliff in the morning, but the surface softened with temps above freezing in the afternoon. Twinway above Zeacliff and Bondcliff had many frozen boot prints a few inches deep but no issues with spikes. Snowshoes weren't used and wouldn't have worked well today, but would be good to carry if the days an nights stay above freezing. The trail blazes from Zeacliff to Bond were mostly at ankle to knee height, so there's still lots of snowpack up high.  
Name: Hiker__Dad 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-22 
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