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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 302 lot was busy this morning and this evening--the Hut is also busy with overnight guests 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: almost all completely bridged; very easy step overs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: nothing--everything in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: should have no troubles; all ice is covered 
Bugs
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: trails are broken out
3 of us broke out fresh tracks from Zealand hut to Zealand summit; from there, no tracks at all; we broke that track out entirely; the other 2 did an entire Zealand - Bonds traverse; as I returned from West Bond back toward Zealand, I met other hikers: 2 more headed over the Bonds and total of 3 doing a Hale, Zealand, Twins loop--so Twinway should also be broken out now
hiking out to Zealand Rd, met many other hikers who were staying at the hut tonight; 5 of them are planning to do an out and back to the Bonds tomorrow; the trail should be well established at that point
overall, great trail conditions; all the ice was covered; barebooted to somewhere above the Hut and switched to snowshoes; kept those on all the way to West Bond and back to the Hut (wouldn't have been needed descending Zeacliff toward hut, but I didn't want to swap them out on the trail by that point)
gorgeous day above tree line; some under clouds; all 4ks in view; no wind -- it was sunglasses weather on Guyot and West Bond  
Name
Name: Green skirt 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-27 
Link
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