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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Zealand trailhead with a car spot at Lincoln Woods. No vehicles at ZTH and approx 15 at LW  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings fairly low and easily crossable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are 3 blowdowns on Twinway 2 are before Zealand Spur and the other is before Mt Guyot.There is 1 stepover on West Bond Trail and Bondcliff Trail has a few- a couple stepovers and 1 walk around. Lincoln Woods trail is about to undergo some trail work in the next couple days. It was nice to see the graffiti removed from Black Pond Trail sign. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several on Lincoln Woods Trail 
Bugs
Bugs: Small beetles and a moth at lower elevation as well as a fast moving squirrel that nearly jumped me out of boots early this morning. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Packed out a light blue mask tied nicely to a branch after 3rd crossing descending from Bondcliff  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice Traverse this morning despite limited views. Winds were heavy to start this morning with spitting snow. I met one other hiker just above the Zealand Hut otherwise trails were very quiet.Winds eventually subsided by the time I ascended West Bond. There seemed to be between a trace and 4 inches of snow on the trails. There were heavy drifts- some knee deep between Mount Guyot and about a 1/4 mile before tentsite. There was patchy ice and frozen waterflows on the trail in which for the most part were avoidable. I was able to bareboot today but glad the micros went along for the hike  
Name
Name: Scottb  
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-01 
Link
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