Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zeacliff View Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand and Lincoln Woods were nearly capacity this morning at 5:30 and 6:15. Both overflowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A little higher than normal, but rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some corridor blocking blowdowns on Bondcliff Trail (on actual ascent), causing herd paths and some navigational confusion. Blowdowns on Twinway and Zealand Trail as well. Lots of unmitigated erosion throughout (including areas with water still running down the trail and other areas with older stone steps collapsing). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not too bad until reaching the Zealand Trail, where the deer flies were vexing at times. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Broken sunglasses on log on Bondcliff Trail (rail grade portion) and shirt on Zealand. 
Comments: Lincoln Woods was its usual tedious self; much easier to take first thing in the morning.

Bondcliff Trail had patches of mud, running water, etc. and blowdowns. I could see in a few places were someone could be tricked into following a herd path or drainage. Hillary Stumble was dry, as was the ridge. Some mud in places between the peaks.

Lots of slick rock on the Twinway between Guyot and Zealand, as well as below Zeacliff. Also some deep mud/flooded trail/floating bog bridges in places.

Zealand Trail was a little slick/muddy in the rocky area.

Early start allowed for climbing in the cooler temperatures. Occasional breeze made for nice walking in places. Still some flowers in bloom. Very crowded trails.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-13 
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