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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Zealand Mountain, Mt. Guyot, West Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Zealand Trail, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Lincoln Woods Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped a car at Lincoln Woods at 6:15am. Lot was already full, so we had to park along the Kanc (just be mindful of the no parking zones). The main lot at Zealand Trailhead was full when we arrived at 7am, but the overflow lot had plenty of space. Both parking lots have a $5 fee or require a WMNF parking pass. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Any crossings were low and easy to rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There’s a sizeable blowdown not far from the parking lot at Zealand Trailhead. There’s also a very large blowdown on Bondcliff Trail about 1/4 mile or so below the scramble to the Bondcliff summit - it’s completely obscuring the trail and a herd path is forming around it. Various other blowdowns on Bondcliff Trail from the Bondcliff summit, but all others can be stepped over or walked under.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw a few pups today. One cutie on the summit of Bond was doing her best to beg for snacks. A lab was having the best day running with their owners down Bondcliff Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: Didn’t even notice them until we got to the muddy section of Bondcliff Trail on the descent. They weren’t bad there. Mosquitoes were horrible on the old railroad sections. Put bug spray on, but the only thing that really helped was to walk fast. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: FOUND: green/blue Corolla NC hat on summit of Bondcliff. Took it down and left it at the kiosk at Lincoln Woods.  
 
Comments
Comments: Absolutely stunning conditions today for this traverse! Other than above noted blowdowns, the trails were in fine condition and water crossings were all very low.

Lots of folks out getting Zealand today, including a few who finished their 48 (CONGRATS)! By the time we arrived at the hut around 8:30am, they already had food/drinks out for purchase, including leftovers from breakfast (the pancakes hit the spot!)

Absolutely stunning views today from Guyot and the Bonds. Saw numerous groups out camping and others single day Pemi loops. Everyone was enjoying the weather!

Bondcliff Trail down from the summit of Bondcliff has numerous blowdowns (including one major one noted above), and the usual wet and muddy spots, but those stretches don’t last long. Once on Lincoln Woods Trail, we saw tons of folks finishing up their day, including a group who saw a bear run across the trail!  
Name
Name: LG 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-04 
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