Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, Mt. Hale, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Lend-A-Hand Trail, Hale Brook Trail, Zealand Road, US 302
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. Plenty of parking at Zealand winter lot, and at Lincoln Woods. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings not exactly bridged, but ice was solid enough to hold our weight.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns along the way. A couple stepovers and a duck under on Bondcliff Trail. Another couple on Twinway, and two whack around blowdowns on Lend-a-Hand. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: My sanity? 
Comments: This report is currently being rendered irrelevant. We experienced all sorts of different conditions, from bare rock, deep drifts, and hard packed snow (which from recent reports, was all we were expecting). Lincoln Woods was hardpacked up to the boundary. Beyond the boundary, the trail was lumpy from the horses the Forest Service had out removing bridge debris, but was still fast. Bondcliff Trail up to Bondcliff was mostly hard-packed, but the ridge over to Bond was mostly bare, with some icy spots. More hard-pack up to Bond, then unbroken trail and drifts beyond... should have brought the snowshoes. West Bond spur in better shape, few drifts, mostly packed. Over to Guyot, more drifting, then Guyot proper was mostly bare. The most severe drifting we encountered was between Guyot and Zealand, with the trail becoming mostly hard-packed beyond this. Lend-a-Hand was tracked, and hard-packed under an inch or two of fresh, as was Hale Brook. Zealand Road was an ice rink. Fantastic day to be out before the storm. Feel free to disregard the conditions, because someone else is going to have to break this out!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-08 
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