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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 Summit Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. Parking available at US 302 Zealand lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossings up to Bondcliff rock hoppable crossing before Zealand hut had high, rushing water; got boots wet 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only Twin Way continued to have many blowdowns and lean-ins. Will need major clearing job.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: dogs used to long days on the trail would find only the Zealand crossing a challenge 
Bugs
Bugs: still bug free 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What a great day for a traverse. Thanks Doug for suggesting to do it together. Wilderness trail dry. Bondcliff trail has only one major blowdown through the hardwoods. Monorail started after the last crossing but we could still bareboot as it was firm enough in the morning and in many places is narrow enough to walk on the edge. Hilary Steps are snow free. We put on our snowshoes as we entered the scrub up to Bonds and kept them on until Zeacliff, except for a short stretch around Guyot, where we met the hut care-taker. Were glad to follow his tracks back to Zealand Hut. Staying on Twins Way continues to be a challenge with the many blowdowns, though they are easy to get around, and lack of blazes.The two steep sections down to Zeacliff Pond are bare and easy to get down even with snowshoes. When we walked by the camp sites on Zealand Rd. we could smell camp fires and thought "oh no, they opened the road today", but to our "relief" that was not the case yet.  
Name
Name: Georg 
E-Mail
E-Mail: georg@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-06 
Link
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