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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Twin, South Twin,Bond, Bondcliff, West Bond, Zealand, NH
Trails
Trails: North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 8, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: cars parked along the road at Zealand and North Twin lots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Little River upper crossing easy going on rocks with convenient blowdown hand rail..No other crossings of note today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bushwack around lower Little River crossings on North Twin Trail way better than many trails in the Whites. The Irene damaged section of North Twin Trail has a new bypass with an annoying PUD but much work done and the route is good. TRails dry and in good shape today..One blowdown on Twinway maybe .5 above the hut 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few today..not much water along the ridges 
Bugs
Bugs: breeze kept them at bay....no bugs at all today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: glorious day for this hike..cool temps..clear blue skies with some scudding clouds..dry trail..steady cooling breeze. Uneventful climb to North Twin. Probably could have easily done the crossings today but the bypass is in such good shape there is no reason not to take it. Upper crossing of Little River easy going on dry stones. Lot of cutting has been done on that blowdown mess at the crossing which made it easier. New reroute above blownout section of trail well constructed and looks good. Dry trail to Guyot with some gusty wind on South Twin..met a gent there heading for Zealand from Guyot that took the left instead of right and mistakenly bagged another 4k. Oooopps!!! Lots of folks on Bondcliff trail including Chris and Alton out on the loop...look so different without the winter gear!!! LOL.. Very windy in spots headed over to Bondcliff but we enjoyed the breeze on our backs on return on this out and back day. West Bond spur in great shape with much trail work evident. Easy going to Zealand and Zeacliff with great sections of trail. Descent from Zeacliff roughbut dry..above the hut water crossings very low and no issue. Enjoyed a quick break at the hut chatting with a couple of thru hikers. Zealand Trail has a couple of issues with high water and some Irene erosion but overall a fast track. Enjoyed a great but cold swim back at the North Twin lot...life is good!!! great day out with Valerie  
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdotnet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-07-08 
Link
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