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, September 15, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of space at the end of Zealand Rd at 6am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings were rock hops, although a couple well down on Bondcliff, on the way to the old railroad bed, required care and waterproof footware. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in generally good shape. Some new bog bridge work up around the Zeacliff view was evident. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice day for seven of us OTHH to get in a Bonds N-S traverse. Two of us finished round 1 of the 48, two finished round 7. Lots of mud on the last mile before the railroad bed. Being a large group, we were taking longer than for a lone hiker. Over 14 hours for the last of us to get to the cars at Lincoln Woods, the last 1.5 hours with headlamps on. There were quite a number of others out there on the Bonds, going in both directions. Great views from up top, as always. Note that at the tops of the three bonds, there IS cell phone reception!  
Name: Pappy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-09-17 
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