Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail,Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. The lots at 302 and Lincoln Woods were the most empty I have ever seen. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The second one going up the Twinway from the hut and the last two going done the Bondcliff Tr. were challenging. We all made them with wet boots and creativity. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many minor and a couple of major blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw one dog, unfortunately. Didn't get a chance to ask how the going was. Couldn't get close enough. 
Bugs: There was a mosquito in Carl's car. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We bare booted to the hut and then used spikes until after Zeacliff. Snowshoes became very useful after that, although we needed to take them off for the open summits. We wore them down to about 2400' on the Bondcliff Tr. The first mile descending from the summit of Bondcliff was tedious with the monorail, the side slope, and the deep snow causing us to be in some tree limbs. Thanks to Deidra, Jadwiga, and Toshi for turning a beautiful day into a great hike.  
Name: GarretB 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-01 
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