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, December 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Used microspikes to cross 3/4 of the crossings because the rocks were covered with ice. Water levels manageable. Pemi discharge rate this day was around 600 ft3/s. Rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started at Lincoln Woods, finished at 302 winter parking for Zealand Road. Lots of erosion from last Monday's rain! Crazy the amount of destruction. Most muddy areas were frozen. Spikes were on and off many times. Used mostly 1/2 mile prior to Bondcliff, then off for Bondcliff exposed areas. On for the water xings then off again. On going up to Bond all the way to the steep section below Zealand hut. Snowshoes not needed - where there is snow, it's super hard packed and frozen solid. Zealand road had a very light coating of snow, there were tire tracks likely from officials checking on water damage. Ice made this hike challenging, otherwise it wasn't bad at all. 23 miles and just under 12 hours.  
Name: JimA 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-24 
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