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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bondcliff, Mt. Bond, West Bond, Mt. Guyot, Zealand Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Woods Trail, Bondcliff Trail, West Bond Spur, Twinway, Zealand Spur, Zealand Trail, Zealand Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 7, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road closed. gotta love Lincoln Woods....Quite a few cars at the Zealand Winter lot as well 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bondcliff Trail crossings mostly bridged..crossings above Zealand Hut bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape..a couple of larger blowdowns on Bondcliff Trail easily gotten by..no issues at all really 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no dogs with us today..not ,much water..some side hill ice..just as well 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln woods trail a nasty mess of uneven blue ice. We put spikes on at the Ranger Cabin and left them on to just beyond Bondcliff..not much snow below 3000 feet with gradually increasing depths on a packed out trail..made good time to the ledge.


It got windy there with some deep drifts in between rocky areas..after the summit the snowshoes came on which stayed on to near Zeacliff. There was a perfect snowshoe track all the way there which was a blast..One guy ahead of us was barebooting and did some damage to the trail in places ..everyone else in snowshoes left a real nice track..This will be an easy get for a few days.


Descent from Zeacliff went very quickly on a filled in trail well packed out and we used spikes or Hillsounds from there. Brief stop at the hut..made it halfway down Zealand Trail on a nice track before the headlamps came out.

Roadwalk went quickly tho very icy under a thin layer of snow..probably skates the best footware for that section ...while views decreased as the day went along and very wintry with clouds and fog around this was a great day for the Bonds.


Nice to run into Gary, Nancy, Charlie and others along the way. Excellent hike with Valerie, Sabrina, Ed and Eric...rockin the Bonds  
Name
Name: silverfox, 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marktaub@metrocastdotnet 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 
Link
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