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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail, Franconia Falls Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped at Zealand Trailhead. *Road is open* one other vehicle on arrival. Carspot at Lincoln Woods approx 24 vehicles this afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 2nd Crossing above hut slightly elevated still no issue with a hop. Crossings below Bonds low and easily crossable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 blowdowns on Twinway before Zealand Spur,1 blowdown on West Bond Spur,Approx 8 on Bondcliff trail descending. 4 blowdowns 2 of which are walk unders on Franconia Falls Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 3 dogs today 
Bugs
Bugs: non biting black flies,moths, spider webs, bees at Lincoln Woods 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent day for this Traverse.

Bare ground until approx 1/2 mile after Zea Cliff then spotty rotting inconsistent monorail which continued to Mt Guyot which is snow free until dipping into the Krumolz. Remaining monorail is narrow and soft. West Bond Spur seemed to have a deeper snowpack again with narrow soft monorail until blowdown section.

Mt Bond is snowfree with off and on monorail descending in the trees.Snow ends at this point of the initial descent and remainder of hike was totally snow/ice free. i crossed paths with 10 others on Bondcliff Trail today and was nice meeting and chatting with two hikers and their friendly dogs. Micros couldve been used in a few sections but prefered barebooting.it was nice taking a small side trip to view Franconia Falls as well  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-19 
Link
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