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Bondcliff to Hale - Overnight Zealand Hut

Date and Time

Saturday, October 19, 2024 5:00AM - Sunday, October 20, 2024 12:00PM

Location

lincoln woods Nh,
Massachusetts, Southeast,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Registration is closed

Overview

Join us for a two-day overnight hut stay as we hike Lincoln Woods Trail to Boncliff Trail up to Bondcliff for a hopeful sunrise. Day one - Meeting at Lincoln Woods, we'll head down Lincoln Woods Trail for 5 miles at a quicker pace (2-2.5 mph) to Bondcliff (4265), where we will climb nearly 4 miles with 4500 ft of elevation gain (1 - 1.25 mph). Continuing to Mt. Bond (4698), West Bond (4540), Mt. Guyot (4580), and Mt. Zealand (4260) before descending to Zealand Hut for a good meal (6:00 PM) and overnight. The day total will be approximately 15.75 miles and over 4600 ft of elevation along varied terrain (flat, ridgeline, ascents, and descents). With that kind of hiking, we may want to soak our feet in the falls after dinner. Day two will start with breakfast and then a 2.5-mile/1500-ft elevation hike up Mt Hale (4054). The hike will be completed with a 2-mile descent to our waiting car spot. The hut is a carry-in/carry-out facility, and sleeping arrangements are in co-ed bunkrooms. Dinner for 10/19 and Breakfast for 10/20 are included in the fee. Sometimes, pastries and cakes are available for sale. Complimentary tea and hot chocolate are provided. Sleeping includes 3 wool blankets and a pillow. You will be advised further on what to bring for the hut stay and the trip in general. This is a rescheduled trip so nearly full, however we do have a few spaces providing Zealand Hut has room ($175). You'd be a fit is you enjoy hiking with a group, following group rules, and only hiking as fast as the slowest hiker. Our pace will vary depending on terrain and ascent or descent. This hike is difficult based on distance, terrain, and elevation gain. Previous 4K or similar elevation gain, and distance hiking will be required to participate in this hike. Leaders will follow up on registration with a call before the final registration is submitted. We will all carry our own food to supplement the hut food: two lunches and high-energy snacks. Water systems and three liters of water will also be required. Gear for overnight and backwoods hiking will also be required. Overnight accommodations are being held, and once registration is complete, participants will receive the information necessary to confirm their bunk.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $175 member
*AMC will determine membership rates of approximately $149.00 for members and slightly more for non-members.

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Bondcliff

Activities

Backpacking
Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

Difficulty

Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Tracy has hiked since her teens. Hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the mountains of the Northeast. Tracy is an SEM chapter Back Country Hike Leader and serves as SEM Hiking Co-Vice Chair.

Leader




Dia is an all-season hike leader who enjoys getting outdoors as much as possible with others!

Leader in Training




Mike has been an avid hiker and backpacker since his teens and has completed New Hampshire's 4000 footers. He is currently working on the New England 100 highest. In addition to hiking, Mike enjoys skiing, kayaking, and golf. He is also an avid homebrewer and enjoys live music and travel.