Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road is open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: West Bond will need some work and a good sized blowdown around Zealand (sorry, by that point I had stopped registering mental notes). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 2 very happy pups! 
Bugs: Only at the Zealand Parking lot on the finish around 6pm. Only a matter of days. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Route was from LW to ZPL.

- Barebooted all the way from LW to summit of Bond (there is a partial unstable monorail beginning the last 300 yards or so up Bond on the south side).
- Wore spikes on a very thin monorail all the way from Bond to West Bond and then halfway up Guyot. Missteps are deep postholes. Saw some moose activity postholing in this area. In a few spots the monorail appeared to even handle it’s weight so is still ok, even as of today.
- No snow from 1/2 way up “false” Guyot summit until after passing actual summit. Then it gets interesting. Between Guyot and Zealand it is a mix of everything. Firm, soft monorail. Deep snow with thin monorail and knee deep postholes on a misstep. Mud. Over ankle deep puddles in spots as well. There were even some dry spots mixed in.
- Took off the spikes at the ladders. Didn’t need them again. Some mud and water in spots for the remaining 4-5 miles to ZPL.  
Name: Mark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-18 
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