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: Friday, May 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at 6:30 am at Zealand lot. Lincoln Woods was busy on return, 7:00 pm, but still some available spots.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings were all rock hoppable with care.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a few large blow downs we had to crawl under on the Zealand Trail, Twinway, and Bondcliff trail, but I can’t remember specific locations. But overall, Trails are in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: It was windy and cool, so bugs were not an issue until late in the day coming out Lincoln Woods. Bug spray was needed for the black flies.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A beautiful, chilly day for the Bonds. Spent a lot of time layering and delayering. High winds in the open areas and summits…warm in the trees. Still some annoying snow and monorail. Snow starts after the ladder heading up to Zealand summit. Monorail was deep in places but could mostly be walked around. Snow would start…then stop, and begin again. Wear old spikes if you want to wear them. Half our group wore spikes, half barebooted. Snow continued until the open area heading to Guyot. The remainder of the snow was on the spur trail to West Bond. From Bondcliff to Lincoln Woods, no snow. After this warm weekend, I don’t think it will be an issue, finally!  
Name: SueS 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-27 
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