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: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: very very muddy on the bondcliff trail towards the bottom part before the rail grades 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw 1 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: lost nothing and found nothing 
Comments: Well the infamous bonds traverse! We had headlamps on for about 5 minutes before we didn't need them anymore. The bridges were iced over and the rain from the night before was not leaving the trails anytime soon. We got to the hut in decent time and saw the clouded skies break open for a little. We started to head up and the trees started to change to white and we walked into a cloud. The bog bridges past zeacliff were pretty wet and some even submerged under water. We made it up to Zealand and started to head to guyout. The rocks now were coated in some hard ice/snow which were a little tricky at times with the downhill. We broke treeline near Guyout and the clouds tried to clear a few times and we moved on. Once we made it to the south summit of Guyout did the winds start to pick up. We got back into treeline and got to the west bond spur. We dumped our packs here to hit the summit before eating. We were told that the summit was less windy before we got there which it was. The clouds tried again to open here and there so we got some glimpses of the surrounding mountains. We headed back to the main trail and had some lunch with gray jays trying to eat our droppings. Once heading out from there is where we started to run in to more people but nothing for a Saturday in the whites. We got to Bond and we made it there is just the right time as bondcliff started to show and everything around it. It was pretty tricky with the ice covered rocks heading down to bondcliff. Once we got to the open are near the col you could see there was little to no snow/ice on bondcliff. The wind did pick up but was not as cold. We made it over to Bondcliff and saw the two guys in front of us head down. We expected those to be the last two people we would see for the day. Coming off of Bondcliff, we had no issues nor did we have issues with the crossings. We were in the mudland when stringbean ran past us in the muddy section trying to beat the pemi loop time (he did not but finished in under 7 which is nuts). After that we caught up with others we saw earlier and then we all were on the long death march out on the railroad grade and lincoln woods which was more muddy than anything. We got out before needing headlamps which was a nice treat. Then there was pizza!  
Name: Danielle, Melissa, Suzanne 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-29 
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