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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Wilderness Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. Parking at US 302 Zealand lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings on the Bondcliff trail are opening up, and showing signs of Spring with some pretty good water volume. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bring a saw!!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A most excellent adventure with Tim, Val and Mark to the Bonds!!!! We went North to South for the traverse. Trail conditions are very tough after Zeacliff! Allow extra time for finding your way across the Twinway, and to the West Bond Spur. Although now it is broken out as we had Tim using his uncanny ability for route finding, only ocasionally assisted by technological devices. The route broken out between Mt. Bond and Bondcliff is actually better than the summer route, with added switchbacks to ease the elevation gain/ loss depending on which way you're going. The area received between a few inches to a foot (maybe more?) of new snow, depending on elevation. Snow shoes are essential later in the day as the snow softens and at higher elevations where there is deep snow! The trails are hard packed and barebootable in the lower elevations. The Bonds traverse is NOT an easy hike under the current conditions! A special thank you to Mark for sharing his grand hike of the season, as we both finished the 48 in one winter on Bondcliff! Special thanks also to Val and Tim for a great hike, and for getting us all across the Pemi Wilderness, and to Ebenezzer who hiked in to the Wilderness trail to celebrate the victory.  
Name
Name: Denise Penn 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dpenn4k@msn.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-03-17 
Link
Link: http:// 
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