Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, abandoned Wilderness Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 22, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: They have made it extra overt this year to NOT.PARK.INFRONT.OF.ZEALAND.ROAD. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No real issues with any. On Lincoln Woods/Bondcliff Trail: Four mile brook (1 mile after sign) spikes. Black Brook Crossings: spikes / spikes / no spikes / spikes. We found safe passage about 50ft upstream at the crossing above the hut. There is a large flat rock that offers some fun 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor blowdowns along all trails, nothing major. Moderate erosion in some places on LW as the railroad ties acted like hydraulics. All trails faired OK with the storm, but will need some love. All have seen some erosion, nothing severe, but definitely will need to be addressed by trail maintainers, especially LW and Bondcliff Trail (mainly to black brook, after that it is in good shape) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We're on the island of misfit toys.... a FINE day in Henry's Woods. Everyone run into today was either an aspiring gridiot on Grid 1 or 2! A STUNNER weather wise with pristine conditions where had today. We met our first misfit toy right in the lot, Steph working on whats probably Grid 3, she can be the spotted elephant. A few others as well, they can be the winged bear and the water pistol that shoots jelly. We had lightning quick conditions on Lincoln Woods, and Bondcliff trails. We stopped over and visited Trestle 16. There is significant water that has frozen up on the trail and will make those venturing through here in warmer temps wish it was cold. We ran into a bird that can swim, Chantal, coming off Bondcliff early. With exception of the ingress/egress out of drainages for ~100 feet, there is none to patchy snow to 3600, of which then it enters and stays until Hillary's Step. The only wind to be had on Bondcliff was my heavy panting, and my thermometer read a staggering 34. We continued barebooting to Bond, but not before we ran into Kyle L, he can be Yukon Cornelius as he was the only one today with a beard. With him was a keebler elf sized hiker, she can be the mouse with the nesting dolls, and their friend can be the sailboat because he was about 8 feet tall. From Bond, to Guyot, spikes ruled the day here and made quick work. Just below the summit of West, we ran into the Soules. They can be Charlie-In-The-Box and the pink fire truck. You may have a cage match to determine who is who. Unlike the Lincoln side, the Zealand side is VERY different, science and all. There is plenty of snow over on this side and spikes where on from Guyot North (made the trek out since enough snow) until basically Ethan Pond junction. Drag strip conditions on this side. I would recommend going from LW to Z because this side is far less tedious that the other side. Z road has a light dusting of snow, that's it. Really sad. A fine day with the Captain, he can be the boat that cant float (UH OH!) and I can't decide if I am the train with the square wheels, or dolly :) Depends on the day. Since I am writing this I get to pick. It was a great day with all the other misfit toys on the most wonderful day of the year - the first full day of WINTER!  
Name: The Teal Goat, CaptChris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-22 
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