Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Zealand winter lot and Lincoln Woods. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or easily crossed  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of walk arounds and step-overs  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one happy, well behaved dog  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost and nothing found  
Comments: Spotted a car at the Zealand winter lot and hiked south to north. Used microspikes start to finish. Snowshoes and crampons went for a long ride [and should be brought]. Saw about 18 other hikers all day in microspikes. Thanks to the snowshoers who went out last week and laid down a good track. Ice at the top of the Hillary Step was a bit tricky. Easier if you have long legs. There were ice flows on Bondcliff and Guyot. They weren’t too bad. No problems with scramble going up West Bond. Lots of deep snowshoe post holes between Zealand and Zeacliff. The ladder below Zealand was partially snow covered with a few steps kicked in. Nice to stop off at the Zealand hut for a rest. The hut was full. Walked out with headlamps. Nice to check these peaks off for my winter 48. Congrats to Barb for gridding out the Bonds! Woo Hoo!  
Name: KP5 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-19 
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