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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: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at LW TH Zealand Rd was packed out and or ski tracks to TH 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Hoppable and Bridged mix. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bridge closed on LW at 44.08870, -71.58226 but it’s being used anyway A few step over duck unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lydia lost hat. I retrieved it. 
 
Comments
Comments: Long trek with Whitney and baby Lydia. Any progress made on the route over the weekend was washed away for the most part. Roadwalk was hard packed and or ski trails to follow. Spikes worked fine here. First part of trail was hard packed. Drifting started shortly before the hut around Zealand Pond. We postholed our way to hut and switch to snowshoes.

Drifting continued all the way to Guyot, varying from 6” on visible trail to 2 ft or more in many spots. Once above tree line, it was bare rock and hard packed. Upon reaching West Bond Spur we were delighted to see 4 or 5 backpacks and a well laid snowshoe track leading to W.B. We met up with the group half way there and they let us know that we could enjoy the fruits of their labor the rest of the way. Once on Bond, we switched back to spikes and had no issues the rest of the way.  
Name
Name: Mick Coste 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mickcoste@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-17 
Link
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