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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking, Zealand Road open and in good shape 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossings easily rock hopped with some stepping on submerged rocks. moderate water levels 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a gang of saws took out a major nuisance blowdown on lower bondcliff trail that had been there awhile 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: pepper rocked it today..just keeps on chugging along 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: great day for this long waited May traverse. Easy going to the hut, nice cool morning temps and clear sunny skies boded well. crossings all fine loose rocks not withstanding. some patchy ice and firm snow rail coming up to zeacliff where we enjoyed one of the many nice breaks we took today. great spot!! Ridge over to Zealand mostly dry with some solid snow rail . There was no need today for snowshoes or traction, only a few spots to pick your way on rocks through some icy places. Pretty good shot of snow coming up to Guyot but solid and easily navigated. Terrific views from Guyot, what a great spot. Mostly solid snow trail up to west bond spur which was a mix of bare and wet muddy areas and snow. Some deeper areas of snow around north bond and bond easily travelled. Descent from Bond snow free pretty much with only a couple of ice spots. Virtually no snow the rest of the way. The previously reported brook diversion lower down is quite a thing and there are many side hill areas of mud until you reach the road part of the trail which was basically dry.Great day out with great friends, thanks everyone for coming along!!



 
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub.metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-21 
Link
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