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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, Zeacliff View Spur, Zealand Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road open. Room at lots on both ends of traverse. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable. Upper Bondcliff crossings have very little water flowing (one is dry). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few stepovers on Bondcliff Trail. Lots of unmitigated erosion and trail creep throughout. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Mosquitoes were vexing on Lincoln Woods and lower Bondcliff trails. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln Woods Trail and Bondcliff Trail to Bond were relatively dry with some muck in the usual places. No snow or ice encountered. Diapensia in bloom on Bondcliff.

A few minor patches of snow descending Bond to the spur junction, but no snow on the West Bond Spur itself. Lots of diapensia in bloom on South Guyot.

Most significant snow/ice was on the descent of Guyot toward Zealand, but it was small patches. Perhaps a little caution needed on the tiny ice patches, but not enough to warrant light traction.

No snow or ice beyond that col. Ridge was mostly dry, as was the descent to the hut, with minor mud in the usual places. Doors of the hut were open (no signage visible requiring masks), as were the bathrooms. Drinking water spigot has been hooked up again.

Zealand Trail out to the parking lot was also mostly dry with some minor mud in the usual places.

Humid start of the day with some decent gusts of winds on Bondcliff and South Guyot. Summits were mostly in the clouds this morning, but it turned into a nice, sunny afternoon with reduced humidity and dropping temperatures. Nice variety of wildflowers in bloom. We saw about 20 hikers all day.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-27 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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