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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, West Bond Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Wilderness Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed and unplowed. Parking available in lot on other side of US 302. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bondcliff Trail top two water crossings snow bridged, others easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Bull moose has attacked at least two people and a dog in the past two days on the Zealand Trail, mainly between the boardwalks and A-Z junction. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Zealand Road - has not been plowed since last snowstorm. Single file snowshoe/ski trail, was not yet barebootable this morning.

Zealand Trail - well packed, not yet barebootable. ***Moose attack warning*** Bull moose has attacked at least two people and a dog in the past two days on the trail, mainly between the boardwalks and A-Z junction.

Twinway to hut - well packed, not yet barebootable.

Twinway to Zealand Spur - was broken out ahead of time for us, parts drifting in. Zealand Spur sign will be burried with another 6" of snow. Zealand Spur Trail was hard to find as a result (remember it's a little bit past the height of land on the trail).

Twinway to Guyot - we broke this out, 1-2' of powder. Should be decently packed, though some portions were drifting.

Twinway and Bondcliff Trail from Guyot to West Bond Spur - we broke this out (above treeline portions were ice/bare).

West Bond Spur - we broke this out, 6-20" of powder. Should be decently packed, though there was some drifting.

Bondcliff Trail to Mt. Bond - we broken most of this out (caution, our tracks lead too far east at the first peak, but will lead you to the trail). Should be decently packed now.

Bondcliff Trail from Mt. Bond to Bondcliff - woods portions should be decently packed, though drifting. Ridge is mostly bare or ice. Kept snowshoes on, but it was a stretch (Micros would have been fine).

Bondcliff Trail from Bondcliff to Wilderness Trail - well packed.

Wilderness Trail - well packed.

Lincoln Woods Trail - well packed, barebootable.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2009-10-01 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/zealandmtn-2009-0221.php 
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