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: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or low and easily crossed even bare boots 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Remove 1/2 doz. crawl-unders. Still some left for your enjoyment 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We were a part of five. 4 wore snowshoes up Z road and to the hut. The odd man out bare-booted. 3+" of fresh powder on top of a firm trench. Easy. Hard to do the last .1 to hut without traction. All wore snowshoes from the hut to below Hillary Step on Bondcliff. We broke 3+" down low up to 6 to 8" of fresh powder on top of the firm trench to Zealand. After a day or two probably will only need traction. From Zealand to W. Bond spur is a whole different story. We were able to discern and take advantage of the breaking Bill C. did on Sunday. We guessed there was 6 to 8 additional snow from the last storm obscuring Bill's tracks. There is a lot of soft snow left under the trench we created. Snowshoes a must here. Some drifting as well. There was a solid trench under the fresh powder from W. Bond for the rest of the day. Stay with the snowshoes to the Hillary step. Easily bare-booted from Hillary step down though snowshoes or traction don't hurt. By the time you get to the rail bed there is hardly any snow and what there is is solid stuff.
Many thanks to Rick S who did the bulk of the breaking work. Strong hiker!  
Name: old man and the saw 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-05 
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