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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Crawford Depot - one other car there not plowed. Car spot at Lincoln Woods - one car there when we came out in the evening also not plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were all manageable. Most are ice-bridged (those that weren't could be rock hopped) but use caution as I managed to put my snowshoe right through what seemed like solid ice. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hop over stuff on most trails. Bondcliff Trail had the most significant ones that required some walk arounds. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We lost a black microspike descending Bondcliff Trail noticed it at Lincoln Woods but couldn't go back for it. If found please e-mail us. We just bought them to work on our winter 48! Thank you! 
 
Comments
Comments: A very long day! Comes out to about 23 miles - we were expecting 1-3 inches by noon and instead were greeted with it at 7 am trail start. We barebooted for Avalon, then spikes to Twinway were we switched to snowshoes around Guyot and wore them to Lincoln Woods. They would have been helpful on Lincoln Woods but we were ready for a break and moved faster barebooted. I would guess the lower elevations got about 4" and the higher 8". The ridge was very drifted, about waist deep. So snowshoes were a must but we ended up hitting lots of rocks that were swept clean from the wind. It seemed we were one of the first up West Bond with this new layer of snow. Hoping the wind doesn't ruin all the packing out of the trails we did!  
Name
Name: A & A 
E-Mail
E-Mail: annieo23@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-27 
Link
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