Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cars spotted at Lincoln Woods at 500 AM. A few cars to start, much less when we returned, nearly empty. Parked at the lot on Route 302 1/4 mile from Zealand Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all manageable, fairly low flows all day 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: today was not a day that we kept track of issues, standard fare for this time of year, duck unders, step overs, walk arounds 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 1 near the end of the Lincoln Woods Trail. 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: one in our group found a hat on Bondcliff Trail. 
Comments: What a day! Bare booted up Zealand Road. Some bare ground and snow/ice covered. A variety of spikes on and a change of footwear at Zealand trailhead. It started to snow just below Zeacliff and snowed until below Bondcliff. A stiff breeze at elevation all day, sideways snow. Good news, no rain or sleet. Measured wind at 31 MPH on Bond. Today was a day of not lingering long from Zealand Hut until end of Bondcliff Trail at Wilderness Trail. Though we could have done some lingering along the last 5 miles, we were not interested. Consistent snow from Zealand Hut to the Guyout Tree Farm when breaking out of trees. Rocks, snow, and ice from there to just before the Guyout campsite spur trail. More snow out to West Bond and up to Bond. More rocks, ice, and scattered snow from below Bond to past Bondcliff. Fairly consistent snow down Bondcliff until the water crossings. Removed spikes about 2 miles from Wilderness trail. Bare booted to the bridge at Lincoln Woods. That bridge is always a most welcome site.  
Name: Guy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-06 
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