|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH|
||Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, June 29, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at 6:00AM at lot at the end of Zealand Road. Fee lot. Toilet facility. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Low water levels. Easy to cross. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. Large (18" dia) evergreen across the Zealand Trail not far from the trailhead is easy to get over. Branches of downed evergreen on West Bond Spur barely in to pathway, plenty of room to get by. Small evergreen top extends in to the edge of Bondcliff Trail between Mt Bond and the jct with West Bond Spur, again easy to get by while remaining on the trail. |
||Good for dogs. |
||Not many even in the early evening in the wet areas by the Zealand Trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||In and out from the Zealand trailhead. I prefer this approach to the Bonds as it has more points of interest than the path from Lincoln Woods. |
Not much wetness on the trails. Ledges and rocks mainly dry. Not much mud. When I did step in the mud it was not boot sucking.
Mountain Avens in brook area near the Zealand Falls hut.
Great views from the summits, open ridge, and Zeacliff.
Lots of hikers out today including Scout Troop 711 from RI, a group from Camp Owatonna, Pemi loopers with one from western Australia, AT hikers, and local hikers.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.