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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, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy breezy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Everything was in great shape except for a couple failed water bars and some serious erosion coming down off Zealand. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Minimal but some water between Bondcliff and West Bond Spur. Then very little between West Bond and Zealand. Plenty of water elsewhere. My husky is 10 and had an easy time throughout the traverse. 
Bugs
Bugs: Letting themselves be known but not biting too bad yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bonds traverse south to north to get in shape for some more long hikes. 10.5 hours with a long lunch and enjoying some chats with people we met along the way. The trail is smooth sailing and not much to report on. There is still some easily avoidable snow/slush/ice on north facing aspects between Bond and Zealand. Because you aren't above timber line continuously other than Bondcliff to halfway up Bond we underestimated the sun and should have used more sunscreen, or any at all. Still, not a bad problem to have. It was awesome to run into Waumbek and finally cross paths with a NETC regular. Good conversation for sure.  
Name
Name: Brian, Crystal & Kya 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brian(dot)m(dot)schuster gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-06-02 
Link
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