A guest just finished up a backpacking trip with us completing the classic Zealand-Bonds Traverse — a monster hike made more comfortable by splitting it up over two days. Working on her 48, these peaks — Zealand (4260′), West Bond (4540′), Mt Bond (4698′), and Bondcliff (4265′) — were numbers 41, 42, 43, 44, respectively. Highlights included decent weather, a bear sighting (no pic, sorry), and of course the minute rewards that trickle into our lives as a result of all that effort. Four more to go! And that is just the start. On lead for this trip was Redline Guide Phoebe Seltzer, and these are a few of the photos she grabbed along the way.
The First Day