Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Holiday weekend woes and a Sunday but managed to get a vacated spot in Zealand at 5AM. Our pick up hikers had more trouble at Lincoln Woods in the evening. Traffic into Lincoln was just terrible with leaf peeping traffic coming out of the Kanc after sunset.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bog bridges at Zeacliff: one is broken and one is floating. Still doable but the dog bailed on the broken one and was surprised by his folly.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Because of the recent rain, there were more streams than usual. It's not very hard but LONG. Make sure paws are hardy or protected for the ridge. The leash signs are from north of Mt Bond to after the steepest part coming down Bondcliff. This steep part will need some assistance but it has good steps for humans. 
Bugs: none, hooray for fall! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Poles were hanging from a sign when coming down to Lincoln Woods trail 
Comments: Started in the rain until the hut. Sunrise was somewhere behind the cloud that we were inside. Still no views at Zeacliff or Guyot but started to clear while refilling at the Guyot campsite. It was a beautiful day with foliage not much past peak. There are alpine warning signs that include leashing dogs from just north of Mt Bond summit until after the steep part coming down Bondcliff. Mt Bond has a rock wall that does not prevent idiots from trampling the already smashed vegetation. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire Bondcliff ridge and would have stayed longer if pizza was not calling. After the steep part, the long way out was rather pleasant although the glorious foliage may have tipped the scales favorably. There was one large muddy section to go around. Don't try to go through as Frisco thought "who cares about a little mud?" and splashed face first (literally) into chest deep mud! (chest deep for dog anyway)  
Name: Frisco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-17 
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