Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We spotted a car at Lincoln Woods parking lot at 6am, and drove the 45 minutes north to the Zealand trailhead to begin our hike. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were all easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails are in great shape. A shout out to the AMC volunteer who we saw doing trail maintenance 9 miles deep on the Bondcliff Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw a few dogs.  
Bugs: A few black flies but nothing to complain about. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We did a north to south traverse of Zealand and the Bonds. The trails are all in great shape. The Zealand Falls, Hut, ledge and cute summit sign kept us happy and entertained on the ascent, and then once we hit Guyot things got really amazing. We were fortunate to have a gorgeous day with views for 100+ miles, no precipitation, and a breeze but no wind (which made Bondcliff photos easy). Although I was having one of those days where I felt like I had large cement blocks encasing my legs from the knees down for the first several hours of this hike, we still finished in about 9 hours, 40 minutes of hiking time. It was such a beautiful day that there was lots of company along the way, including more than a dozen trail runners. They never cease to impress me. Oh, and grey jays at the junction of Bondcliff and the West Bond Spur!  
Name: KLBS 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-31 
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