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, September 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods parking lot was overflowing for 1 mile toward Lincoln! Zealand was full as well 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings close to Zealand hut all very easy since water levels are low, first two crossing coming down Bondcliff were bone dry and all remaining crossings after that were very easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: many stepovers on Bondcliff, on the flat section that are annoying and one new one that will require removal because it is a medium size maple. Otherwise the trails are in excellent shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Copper had a blast and is very tired after finishing #43-#46 on his list, two to go (Isolation and Owl's Head remaining) 
Bugs: only flies on Bond but no biting, none elsewhere 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A Bond traverse with a sleepover at Guyot camp site, we spotted a car at Lincoln Woods and started at 10 am toward the Zealand hut. There were very few people on this Friday before the long weekend and those we saw were doing the same thing, trying to beat the crowd and the weather to do the traverse. We met Max and his people and also a family of three, we kept meeting these people for the two day trek (very nice to chat with them). Mt Zealand was as usual, nothing to see... a chance that Zeacliff is there to compensate. The views from Mt Guyot were very nice and clear in all direction. Same thing for the views at the camp site, especially for the sun rise the next morning, what a show of colors! Views from West Bond, Bond and Bondcliff are spectacular. The first time I did this hike, it rained for two days and we were in the fog, so this was like my first hike again. Hiking the ridge to the top of Bondcliff is as good as, if not better than the Franconia ridge, blueberries were sweet along the way. From there, it's all downward. We saw the crowd coming up for the long weekend, probably 80 people on Bondcliff trail, so glad that we took Friday off. Long walk to finish the hike on flat, straight trails but met two guys from Qc and we chatted until the parking lot, it did not seem that long this time.  
Name: Jean-Marc Lapierre 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-09-04 
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