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, May 13, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road is closed. We car spotted at Lincoln Woods and as always plenty of room there! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Very, very wet trails today! We managed to get through everything but we got wet feet a few times (particularly White Wall Brook - look to cross higher, there were a couple logs around). As there is still so much snow I think the crossings will only get more challenging. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns on Twinway and Bondcliff Trail - but all were avoidable. There is also a spot on Bondcliff at the lowest crossing with Black Brook where the river has taken over the trail for about 100 yards before the divert works. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: It would be a tough day for a pup! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We found a black Turtle Fur ear warmer on the Twinway - let us know if it is yours and we will mail it to you! 
Comments: What a day! The road walk and trails were clear until a few minutes after Zealand Hut. At this point you will encounter a combination of almost every condition. We went from dry to wet to snowy to icy and back again! You are going to really have to work for this hike. Post-holing up to our waists was a very common occurrence. We opted for spikes as things were slushy and slick, others may find snowshoes helpful (both options were post-holing in these conditions). Things were so slushy and wet that we got wet feet and once our feet were wet (a few minutes past the hut they didn't dry out until about half way down Bondcliff Trail) - plan accordingly extra socks and shoes to change into for the last 7 miles are hugely helpful! Feel free to e-mail us with questions as I know everything hasn't been addressed, there is just so much trail to cover!  
Name: A & A 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-13 
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