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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. all the room in the world at both parking areas 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all were rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some blowdowns on the lower part of the Bondcliff Tr. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Had a great day despite the total lack of views and the constant, rain, freezing rain and snow. Great group. Trail conditions were good for microspikes and Hillsounds most of the way. One of our group used microspikes for the whole hike while the rest of us used crampons for some. The water crossings were easy with the water levels fairly low, which was a surprise. The 2-5" of snow on top of the ice helped with the footing, and the winds were very light. Snowshoes would have worked in sections, but were not needed. The "Hillary Step" was very doable.  
Name
Name: GarretB 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 
Link
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