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: Sunday, August 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Managable even with the recent rain 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Due to the rain, the trails are torn up, some need planks or more planks now particularly the spur to Mt. Zealand.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Lots once you get past Bondcliff 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did this as a one-day traverse. There was a serious amount of standing water and mud. It's not surprising because of the weather the last few months, but the trail is so torn up by the mud that there are side paths being created to avoid it. Along the twinway just past Zeacliff there are two places where the planks are rotted and are crying to be replaced. I felt bad for the AT hikers having to navigate this. Lots of standing water in many places before you hit the bonds. Then it's just mud, wet rocks, and/or running water again past Bondcliff and intermittently all the way out to Lincoln Woods. Be prepared to just accept the muck and the wet.  
Name: Doc 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-21 
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