|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, January 19, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Spikes from Rt 302 to Zealand. Good firm base underfoot with 2" of fluff on top. 'Shoes from Zealand to steep, rocky stretch descending Bond - less traffic means base is not so firm. Bareboots on rocks to Bondcliff, 'shoes to 4th crossing on Bondcliff trail, spikes from there on out.|
Sections of the Bondcliff trail deserve special mention. The steep, rocky section coming down Bond is really treacherous. No one had come up so all the very uneven footing is buried in soft powder. It seemed to us that the section from the Hillary step down to the 4th crossing was untouched. Consequently it is very soft; we were holing even in 'shoes. To make matters worse the only person we saw all day was a postholer coming up this stretch and sinking in badly. Made a chopped up mess! All sign of previous traffic ceased at the 4th crossing. Between 1st and 2nd crossing moose have done their part. Finally the stretch on ye olde Wilderness trail from the stream crossing to the Falls bridge is very uneven. You're tired, it's getting dark...
Thank you Gentleman Jack for another fine (if arduous) day in the Pemi!!
||old man and the saw |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.