Wouldn't it depend on conditions? I've done 5-6L for the Bonds in summer, 2-4 in the winter. 8-10 is a LOT. If you don't mind the taste, you can make a traverse via Zealand Falls Hut - 1L to the hut, fill up there, and then at Black Brook on the way down from Bondcliff. Or, if you're going to filter Black Brook anyway, you can filter at Zealand Falls itself.I can't stress enough how important it is to carrier enough water or make plans to refill at least eight to ten liters for the 22+ miles hike.
Most bike shops do - try Cycles Etc right here at home in Manchester - over on Second Street, near Naults Honda.Where do they sell these ?
Does 20 hours count as a day trip ? From Lincoln woods and back: http://1slowhiker.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-bonds-3-18-14.htmlI was hoping to hear from those that have done the Bond trio as a day trip. If you've done it, I'd like to hear your experience.
Commercial electrolytes are available in pre-mixed bottles, powder, and tablet form. You can also make your own (see below). (Electrolytes dissolved in water are better than separate salt tablets plus water because you get both in the proper proportions.)In my daily life, I try to limit my salt intake to avoid a high blood pressure problem. Especially in the summer mos. I think I need the extra electrolytes. Where do they sell these ?
Thanks for the plug...Salt tabs are better than nothing but a mix of potassium with salt is important. Doug Paul has posted a homemade recipe many times on VFTT which is basically Morton Lite Salt and enough sweetened drink mix to cover the brine taste.
The upper crossing of black brook was dry two years ago in August we were heading N to S and one of the group was dry and I lent him my last bottle. There was plenty of water at the next crossing down.
"To avoid cramps I use Nuun electrolyte tabs in hot weather". Thanks for the info on the electrolyte tabs. It was the second time I had probs. with cramps. A nice, kind gent saw I was having an issue between Zealand and Guyot. He gave me a "salt" tablet to dissolve in my water, and it helped a lot. I`m going to make sure I am better prepared next time. In my daily life, I try to limit my salt intake to avoid a high blood pressure problem. Especially in the summer mos. I think I need the extra electrolytes. Where do they sell these ?