|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH|
||Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 18, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Zealand Road is open |
||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 |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easily crossed |
|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). |
||2 very happy pups! |
||Only at the Zealand Parking lot on the finish around 6pm. Only a matter of days. |
|Lost and Found:
||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 itâ€™s weight so is still ok, even as of today.
- No snow from 1/2 way up â€œfalseâ€ 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. Didnâ€™t need them again. Some mud and water in spots for the remaining 4-5 miles to ZPL.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.