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: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Rd still closed. LW lot had thin layer of ice cover, but I would imagine it melted with the rain/temps 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily crossable, but bridges are looking very shabby! The warmer temps probably did a number on them. The first big one on the Wilderness trail is probably no longer bridged. Water was surprisingly not too high, however. All crossings near Zealand hut and after were easy as well. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No signigicant blowdowns. A few things to go around/under. Melt made for very wet going through the branches. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 22 miles, but doable for a dog with experience 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: What a day! Rain for the first 7 or so miles which then changed to snow about 1.5 miles from the summit of Bondcliff. Trail was getting soft, but managed to spike it to the Bondcliff trail where we changed into snowshoes. Changed back to spikes for Bondcliff (lots of exposed rock and thin ice) and managed to keep spike all the way over Guyot. Back to snowshoes on Twinway as the monorail was getting softer by the minute. Spikes for the road walk out. Trail was a little hard to follow for the last couple hundred feet up Bond, but was easy enough to pick out once over. Lost the trail for several feet going out to West Bond, but found it and should be easy to follow now. No problems on Twinway, though if there hadn't been footprints and my app to follow, I would have told you we weren't on a trail! Great day, but be careful out there folks. Melt makes fro good spruce trap accidents. I wouldn't have done this solo.  
Name: Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-09 
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