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, April 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not a car in the lot at Lincoln 5:30AM 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Toughest crossings were 2nd to last stream heading up Bondcliff and very last river crossing on Twinway very near the hut.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some bend-overs remain in snowed in sections. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met 3 separate groups along Zealand Road that had handsome canine reps. All well behaved and seemingly having a great time. 
Bugs: A few flies on Bondcliff. A few black flies in wet areas. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I came upon a pair of brownish adjustable Black Diamond Cork poles on the side of Zealand Road about 1 1/2 miles before the gate. 
Comments: Below 2000 feet is pretty bare. I converted to snowshoes above 2500 feet except on exposed areas (like Bondcliff summit/ridgeline) that was completely bare. In general monorail and snow covered trail is firm enough for snowshoes. Zealand Trail is pretty mono-rail-y, wet, muddy, slippery - but other than that quite enjoyable! Zealand Road is bare and dry.

Thanks to I-Plum, Helon and Steve for section-riding back to my vehicle.  
Name: Robie Gould 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-28 
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