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, January 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only two crossings with open water were at the bottom of Bondcliff but the water was low enough to easily rock hop across 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We did the traverse from North to South. We bare-booted Zealand Rd but put spikes on at Zealand Trail and snow shoes on at the hut. The caretaker said a group of 25 had done an out-and-back from the hut to Bondcliff on Sunday so the trail was well packed much of the way. The closer you got to Bondcliff the more there were sections of blown or loose snow. Two of us took snowshoes off from the col between Bond and Bondcliff until we were coming off the Bondcliff summit since there was a lot of bare rocks. It was probably the slowest part of the hike since there was still a lot of ice between rocks and short sections of deeper drifted snow that slowed us down. The deepest snow was a brief section just after Bondcliff summit where it had collected about 4' deep just before you got into the trees. The trail was unbroken beyond Bondcliff with about 8" of surprisingly heavy snow to break out. Al Parzych and Rachel Ball did the majority of breaking from there until we hit ski tracks about a mile from the end of Bondcliff trail.  
Name: Rick Simmons 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-22 
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