Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Zealand road parking area was packed as well as the overflow and roadside parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were several water crossings up until just beyond Zealand Falls Hut on the Twinway. All the crossings were easy to rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were only a few blowdowns, but they had been cleared. The bog bridges on the Twinway at Zeacliff spur were rotten, and some of them sank when you step on them.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: The black flies and cluster flies were not prolific, but in places they were annoying. When I first arrived at the campsite there were a lot of sweat bees, but they disappeared by about 6 o'clock.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a green dog leash on a tree at Guyot Campsite, I left it there. 
Comments: Zealand trail was a mixture of a dry trail and a wet trail. Zealand pond is starting to grow into the trail, so there is a tight place getting around there. Thursday's heavy rain left the trail wet. The section of the Twinway between the hut and Zeacliff had running water on the trail in several large sections. Once on the ridge, there were puddles and lots of mud in every dip of the trail. Mt. Guyot was mostly dry on the Twinway. Going towards Guyot campsite on Bondcliff trail was mostly dry until you start going down Guyot. The campsite was quiet up until about 5 o'clock and then it started to get busy. By 6:15, there were several people placed in overflow campsites.
Really nice views from Zeacliff, Guyot and West Bond. There were a few people going to West Bond to watch the sunset, I would recommend doing that.  
Name: Mountain goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-25 
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