Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Bondcliff Trail took some thought but were not too bad. Likewise for crossings just above Zealand Hut. Water was running at upper hairpin turn on Bondcliff Trail, so we topped off our water bottles. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Snowfleas were out in force on the Twinway! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice day for a Bonds traverse. Started in spikes on icy LWT and kept them on until snow began balling up after Guyot. Barebooted for a bit before switching to snowshoes which were helpful to about Zeacliff. Bondcliff was very icy, everywhere else not so much. As usual, snow was deeper on the Twinway. Trail had been heavily barebooted; found easier going in 'shoes. Switched back to spikes at the hut but removed them in another half mile due to sticky snowballing and, although icy in spots, barebooted all the way out to 302. Road was melted down to dirt in some sections.

Met only two hikers today, on West Bond, and two fat bikers riding in to Zealand Hut. It looked to be quite challenging as their tires were not studded.

Thanks to Al and Fancypants for another fine day playing in the woods! A February day that felt like April. SMF 45-48  
Name: Snowflea & AlPal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-28 
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