|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|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 8, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||There were still some spaces left at Zealand at 6:15. At 7, Lincoln Woods was completely full; we had to park on the Kanc out near the campground. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hoppable. The second to top Bondcliff crossing was dry, but the top one still has a little bit of water running. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There were some stepover blowdowns on the Bondcliff Trail. I don't recollect any on the Twinway or Zealand Trail. Unmitigated erosion on Bondcliff, West Bond Spur, and Twinway trails. |
||Occasional deer fly and mosquito, but generally minimal. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lincoln Woods Trail was damp this morning from the overnight rain, but not too muddy. Bondcliff Trail was also damp in places, but not too bad. Hillary's Stumble was dry. Still some blueberries in bloom across the Bondcliff ridge.|
The balance of the Bondcliff Trail and Twinway were generally dry. The bog bridges near Zeacliff are floating, as has been the case for some time now.
There is a water spigot installed at the deck of the hut. The door to the hut was open, but masks were required to enter. Some candy and beverages available, and a sign saying they'll make quesadillas. Zealand Trail was also generally dry.
Very busy day. Perhaps a majority of the vehicles parked at and near Lincoln Woods were from folks camping. Steady stream of campers descending and still plenty of tents set up along the trails (including tents only a few dozen feet off either side of the trail just inside the Wilderness prior to the Guyot campsite). I can't think of another hike in which I smelled human feces in so many places. Saw multiple discarded/dropped face masks. Trail creep/herd paths from "social distancing" and Microspikers. This is not sustainable.
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.