Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Bond, West Bond, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy enough - across the street - plenty to be had. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy, snow bridges supported me & my pack.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very good shape, you are walking on a few feet of snow, so be prepared to fend off some branches to the face at higher elevations. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups seen nor brought. 
Bugs: Nada 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: Whew! Glad to have these done as #41, 42, 43 on the W48 list. None chilling cold to start the road walk at negative 9. Switched to snow shoes at the start of the Zealand trail. Ran into two hikers traversing, including Baby Whitney going for her single season W48. Wow! Zero wind all the way up to Zealand, the sign sticking out about a foot from the snow. Excellent views along the twinway, and it appears a new tent platform is in the works near the “view” of the ravine. Awesome spot, if so.

Off Zealand, made my way to Guyot - also brand new beautiful shelter all to myself. Trail to the shelter was not broken (is now, with a little sliding). Set up camp, and used the last few hours of daylight to tag Mt. Bond and sunset on West Bond. Breathtaking. Entire trip done in snow shoes. Had ice axe/ crampons, but unnecessary. Terrific sunrise from the shelter, looking out towards Carrigain, and Pressies. Very clear view.

All in all, trails were in fantastic shape. Some skied into the hut, but most used snowshoes to keep the trail in check.

Day two was out the same way, passed two hikers all day, one camping, another traversing. Quiet & beautiful day in the Pemi to round out my Winter season.  
Name: Celo626 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-18 
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