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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Zealand Spur, Twinway, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Paid $5 fee. ~12 cars in lot @ 7AM w/6-8 in over flow. Both lost about 3/4 full 5:30. Hale full at 5:30 with more on road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All low and easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 4 blow downs on Zealand Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper had a great time as usual. 2 other pups on the trails today. Water was flowing on Zealand and Twinway to quench a pups thirst. Some water on Bondcliff, but limited. Bring water for your pups; I hauled almost a gallon. 
Bugs
Bugs: some flying around... 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Great day to be out in the woods and above treeline. Mostly sunny, pleasant temps, minimal wind. Views for miles, and plenty of foliage turning to fall colors to enhance the experience; views were spectacular.

All trails were muddy in spots. Lots of mud right around Zeacliff, new bog bridges help, but it seems that more may help. Zealand Spur was still messy, as were several/many locations on Twinway and Bondcliff trail. Even some running water and standing water between Bond and BondCliff; but this was the driest section of the trail. Also, some of the signage on Zealand was relatively new!!

Met one person who finished their 48 today. Lots of people camping at Guyot campsite (was told very full the Thursday nite), One woman said she stayed at the Bond summit Thursday nite. Passed at least 2 dozen+ heading up for a Friday nite at either the camp site or the shelter. Several people out doing some combination of the Twins & Bonds with Zealand & Hale (up Lend a Hand and down the Fire wardens Trail). Also passed a few people with no backpack, what did they do for water, I wonder.  
Name
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-08 
Link
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