Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. Some ice on rocks but plenty of dry rock to step on. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pemi tore off some daggers on a few blowdowns on the Twinway, which had a couple 100 yard sections with major blowdowns right before the Guyot Shelter intersection. Was able to duck under or go over all, but it was slower going. On the West Bond Spur, there was a 100 yard section of blowdowns right before the final climb to the summit. Only one area forced me off trail for a bit, the rest were duck under or step overs.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pemi carried lots of sticks and ice chunks along the way! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fast conditions up Zealand Road to the Hut. Some ice on the Zealand Trail but easy to walk around. Well packed trail with many areas filling in with snow up to Zeacliff. Along Twinway, the trail was not as packed (only a couple set of footprints) and I wore old microspikes since there was lots of black ice covered by snow, and the traction helped on the steeps. A couple blowdowns right after the Zeacliff Trail and one tree that fell on one of the stairs. From Zealand, only one set of footprints so it was slower going to decide on foot placement. The obstacle course of blowdowns on Twinway and West Bond spur made for a slower pace, but it was fun! Some ice below treeline on Bondcliff Trail, but was able to avoid by walking around or stepping on dry rock. After the Black Brook crossing on Bondcliff Trail, the snow disappeared and there was sections of ice here and there but easy to walk around. After the hut, didn't see anyone until Bondcliff! Epic day out!  
Name: Sunshine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-12 
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