Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Road, Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln woods parking in great shape, was dropped off at the top of Zealand road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings above Zealand were mostly bridged, crossings coming down Bondcliff trail are mixed. Hopefully more cold days will help the bridges, but take care with them now. Saw a couple breakthrough boot holes.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some walk-around blowdowns on Bondcliff trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: North to South traverse. Zealand road was well packed, couple inches of slippery new snow started around the summer Z trailhead. I put the snowshoes on above the hut after water crossings but certainly could have put them on earlier. 8-12 inches of fluffy new snow, plus some good knee/thigh deep drifted sections, throughout Twinway and partway down Bondcliff trail into the woods. Followed a couple breaking trail in front of me almost to Guyot (thank you!!), so there is a nice track started from the 3 of us across the traverse but definitely still soft trail. I took the ‘shoes off for the rocky blown-off Bondcliff ascent and put them back on below the big step. Others had bare-booted up from Lincoln woods to Mt Bond, and a couple guys were headed to Guyot campsite so that might be tracked out (without snowshoes). More snow in the forecast, time to bring the snowshoes!  
Name: woodsyjess 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-14 
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