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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Summit Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Wilderness Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of space at both ends. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops; no ice caps. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two significant blowdowns and lots of small mud pits after Bondcliff trail turned away from brook and thereafter. It appeared that a fair number of blowdowns on the Wilderness and Lincoln Woods trails had been cut or axed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The mighty tough little dog had a good day. Just a small bit of paw icing at one point, and a help down on the "Hillary steps" to offset an otherwise really nice hike. Somehow he managed to avoid getting muddy.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: 1 gray deerskin glove. 
 
Comments
Comments: The hike from Zealand to West Bond was overcast low and in the clouds high but sheltered from the wind mostly. The wintry part of the hike. The sky cleared a fair amount on West Bond to reveal a wonderland of undercast clouds moving in different directions, up and down slopes, leaving rime traces as they went. Beautiful. This continued on Bond and Bondcliffs as the winds continued to lessen. We put microspikes on at Zealand, but could have done it much earlier. We removed them coming down from Bond at the rocks and never needed them again. Not too far down from Bondcliff the trail was actually clear of snow and ice. This was the Fall part of the hike. We met quite a few people who had stayed at Guyot Shelter, a few other traversers, including a good time talking with Wolfgang and Jerry on Zealand and again on the W. Bond spur. Georg finished another month of his grid and was a great companion for both Pepper and me. Even the slog at the end was good. It was an excellent adventure.  
Name
Name: Pepper and Me and Georg 
E-Mail
E-Mail: windriversjohn at gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-11-07 
Link
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