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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at winter lot across Zealand Rd on Rt 302, with car spot at Lincoln Woods. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Zealand crossing near the hut was ice bridged and no problem. Black Brook crossings were running low and easy rock hops with some ice starting to form. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog who had out/back from LW to Bondcliff. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Sobo Z-Bonds traverse from Rt 302 to Lincoln Woods. For the most part the two of us snowshoed from Zealand Trailhead to the Black Pond junction on LWT. There was a single set of boot tracks from Zealand Trailhead to the Mt Zealand spur trail, then full trailbreaking 8-10" on to West Bond Spur, after which someone had recently solo broke out/back to West Bond from Lincoln Woods. Nice job whoever laid those tracks. We barebooted the stretch of Bondcliff Tr between the col and Bondcliff summit which was mostly windswept. Had spikes, didn't use them. Water crossings were all low/easy. There is a ledgy spot on Bondcliff Tr (south of summit) which looked very tricky to descend in its current state, fortunately there was a tracked out bypass on the west side of trail that allowed us to get down safely ... look to the left under the ledge if you're ascending, or to the right about 15' up from the ledge if you're descending.  
Name
Name: Eric H, Marc 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-04 
Link
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