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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, Bondcliff, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road is still closed. Covered with snow and ice. Light traction is helpful. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No ice or snow bridges, water is low, easy to cross, early morning slippery, icy rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Snow is very high. Blazes on trees are hidden under the snow. Hard to find the trail in certain locations. Walking in the higher branches of the trees. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: No Bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hard pack trails through Lincoln Woods. Loose snow on Bondcliff Trail for first 1.8 miles. Barebooted with no problem to the spot where trail starts to pitch up. Microspikes were needed from this point on until we got half way up Mt. Bond. Could have used snowshoes at this point but pushed through without them until we started our descent from the top of Bond to West Bond. Lots of snow from this point all the way down to the signposts below Zealand Hut. Broke trail most of the way until summit of Guyot where we picked up some fresh snowshoe tracks.Trails were difficult to follow in some locations. No trail broken up to West Bond. Lost trail at one point and bushwacked our way up, eventually stumbling back onto trail at very top. Bumped into the Zealand Hut caretaker on the Twinway Trail, the only person we ran into all day! Without snowshoes we would have postholed on the way down. Although we didn't want to carry our shoes with us, we were glad we did because they were definitely needed. Were able to bareboot the Zealand Trail and Zealand Road although there is some ice underneath the snow on the road. Beautiful day to do the Bonds. Surprised there weren't more hikers out today. Weather was very cooperative all day.  
Name
Name: GiJo and Snowy 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-08 
Link
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