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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Lincoln Woods. Very happy to see cars parked, literally next to no parking signs at Zealand Road Gate, with tickets on them. Zealand Road is closed still but its dry and firm. Maybe we will get lucky and it will open early! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings along mentioned trails where hoppable. We no longer cared coming out of Zealand and just walked through. Some of them on the way to the hut are pretty iffy as of now and likely will require you to get wet feet. No snow bridges remain 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Piper was out 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What a FINE day to be in Henry's Woods. We got an early start which helped today! Crazy how different things are on the 112 side than the 302 side. We went in via Lincoln Woods, and everything is bare till about a mile or so after camp16. From there its in and out, firm monorail, shoulder, or other wise extremely pleasant conditions - aside from a selfish moose who postholed about a half mile section. These conditions persisted to Bondcliff, which we had to ourselves for a lovely view break. From Bondcliff to treeline just below Bond, it is more or less bare. The fun, however, ends at Bond. From Bond to West Bond spur its a delightful mash potato rutted mess. I had snowshoes, they might have helped, but I really saw no point in wearing them as they would have an extra 2 pounds of snow each on them instantly. West Bond Spur was more or less solid. West Bond spur junction to Guyot was much of the same until we hit treeline then it was back to bare rock. Saw the biggest crow/buzzard ever, just casually watching the world go by on Guyot. From Guyot North summit to Zealand Spur, the mash potato mess continued. There again is a firm monorail but it takes a serious amount of luck to stay on it. After Zealand trail improves and was more or less firm and pleasant to the hut. The two crossings are raging but crossable with a pole vault like manuever and an olympic style landing. From Zealand Hut to the road it was a mind numbing mix of flowing water, slush, unaviodable water postholing, tiny sections of bare ground. There was no right equipment choice for this section, aside from maybe a hovercraft or an airboat, but sadly mine is in the shop.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat, Ms. Mix-a-lot, Good Dave 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-10 
Link
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