|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 19, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking early at Zealand and LW |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All crossings are running higher than the USGS gauges would make you think, but all where passable with rock hopping |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||(From a fellow maintainer)
Zealand Trail and surrounding areas have 90%+ leaves off the deciduous trees. The water bars/rivers are clogged at this point. I know the storm was two days ago, but if you're a maintainer around there, its ready!
Twinway IAO Zeacliff view loop the bog bridges are getting less buoyant and broken.
Bondcliff trail from precipice just below Bondcluif summit for about a half a mile down the trail has some blow downs parallel with the trail, a saw is satisfactory (maybe 4? they are in a cluster). All rivers where flowing well today. Bondcliff Trail and surrounding areas had about 50% leaves still on trees
||Pemi crushed the 19.5 mile saunter |
|Lost and Found:
||Zealand Trail, Bondcliff Trail, Twinway, Lincoln Woods, West Bond Spur, rockhop|
A two season hike in the span of nine hours! Zealand trail was wet, to be expected. Lot's of leaves clogging drainages and water bars at this time, also to be expected. No real issues to hut. Crossing above hut was jumpable with little thought involved. The bog bridges IAO Twinway are not very buoyant and where covered in ice this morning, it made it interesting. Snow started making an appearance around 3175, likely higher now that the sun came out. Socked in until we hit Guyot (N) and then the clouds parted and the views got better eve4ry minute. Spikes (I suggest your junk spring ones) would not have been overkill for the section from zeacliff to the BC/Twinway junction, and then more or less to the col of Bond/Bondcliff. Superb day in the Pemi, amazing views, wet feet where a small price to pay :)
||The Teal Goat, Hallie & Pemi |
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.