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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, Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed and gated. Parked at Lincoln Woods and US 302 lots. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Wilderness Trail and Twinway water crossings were rock hoppable. First Bondcliff Trail crossing was hoppable with wet boots, however the upper three were progressively easier rock hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns on all mentioned trails (including Lincoln Woods Trail and Zealand Trail). We removed a few along the way. Some messy blowdown areas on Twinway between Zealand and Zeacliff. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Woods Trail, Wilderness Trail, and Zealand Road were snow free. Bondcliff Trail had patchy snow starting around 2,200 feet, becoming more consistent monorail by 2,500 feet. Snowshoes went on around 3,000 feet and came off at the ledge scramble prior to reaching the ridge. Ridge was mostly snow free, however depths increased immediately upon hitting the woods up to Bond. Probably a good 4-6 feet deep monorail (not standing too high above surrounding depths) at that point. No signs of recent traffic from Bond to Zeacliff. Trail signs have emerged from the snow, fortunately. Snowshoes came off for the trek of the Guyot peaks (mostly snow free above treeline), but then went back on from there to just before the hut. Twinway was hard to follow in places due to heavy blowdowns. The steep little scramble sections on the other side of Zealand were a bit tricky. We didn't see any blue ice patches all day, though upcoming rain could change that. Barebooted from hut out to 302 - there is patchy monorail for the upper half of the Zealand Trail, however a lot of it is snow free.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/bondcliff-2010-0415.php 
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