|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road, US 302|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, January 28, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Not often one finds Lincoln Woods parking lot completely empty. :p |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water levels are low. Not all streams are completely snow bridged. Snowshoes got a bit wet but not a big deal. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There were some blowdowns here and there... usual stuff for winter. |
||Would be a long haul for all but the hardiest of mountain dogs. |
|Lost and Found:
||Bonds-Zealand traverse. Barebooted first ~5 miles to the old Camp 16 site. Snowshoes to Zealand Hut. Spikes to Rt. 302.|
Nice snowshoe track to Bondcliff, with 2-3” fresh snow and some drifting. Low visibility this day, but having been here a few times helped us stay on trail in the section of sometimes confusing turns heading up Bond. A bit blowy on Bondcliff Ridge and Guyot. Maybe 4” of new snow up high. Tracks from Sage, Alex, & Trish the day before pretty much obliterated.
Near summit of Bond met Scott (only person we saw all day) coming from Zealand Hut so had fresh tracks to more mindlessly follow, although nearing Zealand and Zeacliff those, too, were getting blown in.
Bring, and wear, snowshoes up here or else you and everyone behind you will be sad. Thank you.
We each carried a beer for the long walk out Zealand Road. Helped! :D
||Snowflea & Fancypants |
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.