Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: spotted cars at LW at 430, plenty of other cars on arrival. gladly drove up the newly opened Zealand Road, a number of others there as well, but still room for others.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings were high. Went upstream at crossing beyond Zealand Hut to find a spot to cross in bare feet. Two in our group crossed at the trail in bare feet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: wilderness trail had the most blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: did not see any  
Bugs: buzzing of horse flies but none tried to land 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found nothing, lost some blood. 
Comments: Zealand trail was a stroll to the hut. Encountered mostly avoidable ice and snow about 0.5 miles up Twinway past the Hut. Then the fun began. Collapsing monorail from Zeacliff to Guyout. The monorail had frozen ice in spots that really hurt the shins. The stretch from Zealand to Guyout was the most trying. Bondcliff trail started out with exposed ground, transitioned to monorail at treeline heading down to Guyout spur trail. The monorail was marginally better than Twinway. West Bond Spur was snow and ice and monorail that mostly supported foot traffic. Back into snow, ice, and monorail on Bondcliff up to Bond and down to treeline toward Bondcliff. Bare ground up to Bondcliff. Mostly avoidable icy monorail past Bondcliff on the descent until the turn. Bare ground for remainder of Bondcliff, Wilderness, and Lincoln Woods. The bridge at LW was a nice sight to see. Walked in rain with thunder and lightning for last 6 or 7 miles.  
Name: Mark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-16 
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