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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Summit Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road open today and in fine shape 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings on Bondcliff Trail problematic with ice covered rocks..rockhoppable with some care.. Upper Water crossing just above the hut on Twinway very difficult and required somewhat of a leap of faith..others not so bad 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the Wilderness Trail but overall smooth sailing..Pleased to see the offensive Barricade on Bond removed..lots of good work has been done on Cairns in Bondcliff area as well 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Glorious day for the Bonds. The usual trudge to base of Bondcliff trail then the long ascent. Water crossings were interesting with ice covered rocks and pretty good flow. Snow line around 3000 feet with some pretty good ice starting just above the last crossings where we put on spikes. Far ranging views from Bondcliff and ZERO wind..excellent..barebooted half way up Bond and put the spikes on for the rest of the day as flow ice more pronounced. On the north slopes 3-4 inches of nice snow made for some fun walking. Uneventful over to Guyot..Washington catching the sun glowed stark white ..gorgeous. Zealand came and went then we lingered at Zeacliff for a bit enjoying the excellent views. Descent from there basically a river of ice..while micros were adequate and we descended safely I longed for my mini cramps a few times. Did not linger at the hut for long..steps down to the ponds also a river of ice. Walk out Zealand trail a piece of cake with dwindling snow..Needed the headlamps for the last 15 minutes or so to the parking lot...Excellent day out  
Name
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdotnet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-11-21 
Link
Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silverfox777/sets/72157625322152005/ 
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