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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. Parking lots at both Lincoln Woods and Zealand plowed and large. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lower stream crossings mostly open, but all rock hoppable. Water level low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns..A few duck unders, a few walk arounds.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw dog prints (perhaps from Friday's hike by Wayne?) 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Thanks to Wayne, the trail was well tracked up to Bondcliff. Bondcliff itself was mostly bare. MICROspikes would have worked well. We were too lazy, and just kept our MSRs on. Trail up to Bond was obviously traveled (again, thank you Wayne), but drifted in and was a workout. Bond to West Bond was heavily drifted, but it just required sweat and determination. West Bond spur was drifted in in spots, but track was there to follow. Guyout campsite spur to Guyout both tracked AND drifted. Bondcliff/Twinway junction not traveled recently. Powder with perhaps a base somewhere underneath all the way to Zealand and a bit beyond. Snowshoe tracks appeared somewhere east of Zealand for which we were grateful. We saw one lone snowshoer making her way up the ladder section on the Twinway. Zeacliff to the hut was a super highway, as was Zealand trail. The road walk was tedious, but thankfully no drifts to break through. Another hearty thanks to my intrepid fellow hiker, Brian.  
Name
Name: postal patty 
E-Mail
E-Mail: pjdewey@sover.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 
Link
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