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: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: LW plenty of room at 4:30am. many cars at the snomo lot on 302 at 5:00, but still plenty of space.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: bridged or so low you could rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few leaners on Bondcliff and one or two on the Bondcliff flats.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw one pretty pup that we encountered a few times between and bond. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: there were a pair of goldish? poles stuck in the snow at the junction to next to an pack imprint. (most were dropping their packs here before summiting don't know if someone changed their mind about leaving their pack or forgot to grab their poles after putting their pack back on. :( 
Comments: finished my W48 on Zealand! yahoo! and then followed it up with a celebratory traverse over the Bonds. Amazing day! many folks out and a few were finishing their W48 on the Bonds. Thank you to the hikers who set up the trails on Friday! With all the traffic on Saturday, everything was well packed. a few bony and icy spots from Bond to Bondcliff. The branches are a pain in the face! Eye protection is a must. A full hockey mask might not be a bad idea. (joking) Special thanks to the AMC-NH chapter and the Winter Hiking Series 2013 class! I would not have been able to accomplish the W48 without their terrific instructors and leadership.  
Name: hnd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-10 
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