Ascent of West Bond on 2014-09-07

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Sunday, September 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Bond
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4520 ft / 1377 m

Ascent Trip Report

On 9/7/14, I hiked West Bond with buddy Ray for #47 on the NH 4,000 footers list. We also tagged Zealand Mountain and Mount Guyot along the way.

After tagging Guyot, Ray and I headed down the Bondcliff Trail to the West Bond spur, descending about 200 feet in doing so. Near the col between Guyot and Mount Bond, we passed the spur path to Guyot Campsite, but we were all set for water, so off to West Bond we went.

The West Bond spur descended gently to a low point, then it made a moderate then steep and scrambly ascent to the open summit of West Bond, which had excellent views, but unfortunately was swarmed with annoying bugs. We spent about a half hour on the summit, then we headed back down to the Zealand Rd. parking area, stopping at Zeacliff and Zealand Falls on the way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1160 ft / 352 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1220 ft / 371 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:410 ft / 124 m
    Loss on way in:470 ft / 143 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
    Start Trailhead:Mount Guyot  4580 ft / 1395 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:750 ft / 228 m
    Gain on way out:750 ft / 228 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route:West Bond spur, Bondcliff Tr, Twinway, Zealand Tr
    End Trailhead:Zealand Rd.  
Ascent Part of Trip: Zealand, Guyot, West Bond (#47)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Zealand Mountain2014-09-072300 ft / 701 m
2Mount Guyot2014-09-07600 ft / 183 m
3Mount Guyot-South Peak2014-09-07 
4West Bond2014-09-071160 ft / 354 m
Total Trip Gain: 4060 ft / 1238 m    Total Trip Loss: 1620 ft / 493 m

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