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: Friday, December 2, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zero vehicles at Lincoln Woods and at the Zealand winter lot on 302.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings of Black Brook on Bondcliff Trail were easy hops on damp rocks, and the crossing just above Zealand Hut was readily jumped across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of leaners and a duckunder on West Bond Spur, and a couple more leaners and a duckunder on Twinway between Guyot and Zealand. Old stepovers in the wilderness.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Harvey did great today, but was a tired guy when it came to the roadwalk at the end.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What an incredible day in the Pemi with Jake and Harvey! I've never once seen the Lincoln Woods lot empty, but that's exactly what it was when we pulled in after spotting a car at the other end. We wouldn't see another soul all day. Trails were damp up to about 3300', with patches of snow and ice, then generally snow covered thereafter. Carried spikes all day, but the snow was grippy enough that we never needed them. We were just below the cloud deck on Bondcliff, inside a ping pong ball on Bond, and just below the deck again on West Bond and Guyot. Winds were worst between Bondcliff and Bond, and going over Guyot (with blowing snow for good measure). No guests at the hut (did not see the caretaker, but there was a light on), and only one set of old footprints on Zealand Trail. Came out to the road under clear, starlit skies, then it started puking snow, and kept on until we got out to 302. With the exception of the snow that accumulated during our walk of the road, it was snow/ice free. Congratulations to Harvey for knocking off 3 more peaks towards his 48, leaving only Moosilauke remaining!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-12-03 
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