Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plentiful parking at both winter Zealand lot and Lincoln Woods. Lincoln Woods bathroom mostly back to normal. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We put spikes on at first larger crossing on the Zealand Tr. as rocks were ice covered in A.M.. No issues after with spikes and poles for balance. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns on West Bond Spur that caused a few wandering off trail routes. Usual blowdowns on lower Bondcliff Tr.. Long, wet, muddy section near bottom of Bondcliff Tr.. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One seen (another Pemi) who had crossed 3 times on North Twin Tr. while owner stated getting wet feet on all 3 crossings and having frozen feet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Plan was for a Zealand/Hale loop but HFKA Dr D offered a ride back from Lincoln Woods and I was very pleased to take his offer as the winds were far less than anticipated. Other than 6 leaving Zealand Hut we only ran across 4 other hikers. Zealand Road bare to Hale Brook TH. Minimal packed snow from there to Zealand Hut. Spikes used from 1/2 way up Zealand Tr. throughout day taking them off for section near Bondcliff and sections down low on Bondcliff Tr. and Lincoln Woods. From Zealand to Bond snow may be deep enough to want snowshoes if temps warm up quickly. No need today. Ice was easily dealt with using light traction. Can't imagine this traverse gets much easier in March. Killer views today and thanks once again to HFKA Dr D for allowing me a swap of Hale for the Bonds. Great way to close out winter.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-20 
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